How to format your references using the Journal of Property Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Property Research. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Turner, J. A. (2013). Chemistry. A nickel finish protects silicon photoanodes for water splitting. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6160), 811–812.
A journal article with 2 authors
Prasad, A., & Pospíšil, P. (2013). Towards the two-dimensional imaging of spontaneous ultra-weak photon emission from microbial, plant and animal cells. Scientific Reports, 3, 1211.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hwang, J., Timusk, T., & Carbotte, J. P. (2007). Scanning-tunnelling spectra of cuprates. Nature, 446(7132), E3-4.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Segal, E., Raveh-Sadka, T., Schroeder, M., Unnerstall, U., & Gaul, U. (2008). Predicting expression patterns from regulatory sequence in Drosophila segmentation. Nature, 451(7178), 535–540.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Dowd, K. (2005). Measuring Market Risk. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
An edited book
Campos, J., & Haverkort, B. R. (Eds.). (2015). Quantitative Evaluation of Systems: 12th International Conference, QEST 2015, Madrid, Spain, September 1-3, 2015, Proceedings (1st ed. 2015, Vol. 9259). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Sato, S., & Andersen, S. U. (2014). Genome Sequencing. In S. Tabata & J. Stougaard (Eds.), The Lotus japonicus Genome (pp. 35–40). Springer.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Journal of Property Research.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, May 22). Climbing The Tree: The Case For Chimpanzee ‘Personhood.’ IFLScience; IFLScience.


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office. (1983). Transfer of Government-Owned Weather Satellites to Private Sector (B-210820). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Sindel, K. D. (2010). Can experiential education strategies improve elementary science teachers’ perceptions of and practices in science teaching? [Doctoral dissertation]. Lindenwood University.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Chapman, M. M., & Vlasic, B. (2012, July 31). Strong Domestic Sales Help Lift Chrysler’s Results. New York Times, B3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Turner, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Prasad & Pospíšil, 2013; Turner, 2013).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Prasad & Pospíšil, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Hwang et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Segal et al., 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Property Research
AbbreviationJ. Prop. Res.
ISSN (print)0959-9916
ISSN (online)1466-4453
ScopeGeography, Planning and Development
Urban Studies

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