How to format your references using the Journal of the Korean Statistical Society citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Korean Statistical Society. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Mandavilli, A. (2013). Leukaemia. Nature, 498(7455), S1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Collini, E., & Scholes, G. D. (2009). Coherent intrachain energy migration in a conjugated polymer at room temperature. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5912), 369–373.
A journal article with 3 authors
Venditti, C., Meade, A., & Pagel, M. (2010). Phylogenies reveal new interpretation of speciation and the Red Queen. Nature, 463(7279), 349–352.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Laskar, A., Singh, R., Ghose, S., Jayaraman, G., Kumar, P. B. S., & Adhikari, R. (2013). Hydrodynamic instabilities provide a generic route to spontaneous biomimetic oscillations in chemomechanically active filaments. Scientific Reports, 3, 1964.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ushakov, I. (2012). Probabilistic Reliability Models. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Ehnholm, C. (Ed.). (2009). Cellular Lipid Metabolism. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Fournier, S., Doan, V. D., & Joseph, V. (2012). Sex-Specific Effects of Daily Gavage with a Mixed Progesterone and Glucocorticoid Receptor Antagonist on Hypoxic Ventilatory Response in Newborn Rats. In C. A. Nurse, C. Gonzalez, C. Peers, & N. Prabhakar (Eds.), Arterial Chemoreception: From Molecules to Systems (pp. 29–35). Springer Netherlands.

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 the Korean Statistical Society.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2017, January 23). Psychopaths May Have Below Average Levels Of Intelligence, Despite Their Reputation. 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. (1996). Private Management of Public Schools: Early Experiences in Four School Districts (HEHS-96-3). 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
Kang, H. (2006). Essays on Methodologies in Contingent Valuation and the Sustainable Management of Common Pool Resources [Doctoral dissertation]. Ohio State 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
Alexander, K. (2011, October 2). What Should I Stop Buying and Make Instead? New York Times, MM48.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mandavilli, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Collini & Scholes, 2009; Mandavilli, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Collini & Scholes, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Venditti et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Laskar et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of the Korean Statistical Society
AbbreviationJ. Korean Stat. Soc.
ISSN (print)1226-3192
ScopeStatistics and Probability

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