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
Bates, G. P. (2006). BIOMEDICINE: One Misfolded Protein Allows Others to Sneak By. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5766), 1385–1386.
A journal article with 2 authors
Li, L., & Wang, Y. (2014). What drives the aerosol distribution in Guangdong--the most developed province in Southern China? Scientific Reports, 4, 5972.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bonsall, M. B., Jansen, V. A. A., & Hassell, M. P. (2004). Life history trade-offs assemble ecological guilds. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5693), 111–114.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Fan, Z., Wang, J., Sullivan, M. B., Huan, A., Singh, D. J., & Ong, K. P. (2014). Structural instability of epitaxial (001) BiFeO₃ thin films under tensile strain. Scientific Reports, 4, 4631.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bannwarth, H. (2005). Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps, Compressors and Systems. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Wang, X. C. (2015). Water Cycle Management: A New Paradigm of Wastewater Reuse and Safety Control (C. Zhang, X. Ma, & L. Luo, Eds.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Schönthaler, F., Vossen, G., Oberweis, A., & Karle, T. (2012). The Horus Method. In G. Vossen, A. Oberweis, & T. Karle (Eds.), Business Processes for Business Communities: Modeling Languages, Methods, Tools (pp. 61–136). 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 the Korean Statistical Society.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, July 30). Forgotten Amber Collection Gives New Insight To Ancient Ecosystems. 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. (1986). Management Improvement in the Federal Government (No. 129190). 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
Uzan, E. (2017). Secondary Mathematics Pre-Service Teachers’ Processes of Selection and Integration of Technology [Doctoral dissertation]. Indiana 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
Kelly, T. W. (1975, May 4). Encounter: When Fantasy Becomes Fact. New York Times, Travel and Resorts373.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bates, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Bates, 2006; Li & Wang, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Li & Wang, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Bonsall et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Fan et al., 2014)

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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