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
Moraes, M. (2011). Perspective: Lessons from Brazil. Nature, 474(7352), S25.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kiessling, L. L., & Kraft, M. B. (2013). Chemistry. A path to complex carbohydrates. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6144), 357–358.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nabel, G. J., Wolinsky, S. M., & Haynes, B. F. (2012). Retrospective. Norman L. Letvin (1949-2012). Science (New York, N.Y.), 336(6089), 1653.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Volkman, S. K., Barry, A. E., Lyons, E. J., Nielsen, K. M., Thomas, S. M., Choi, M., Thakore, S. S., Day, K. P., Wirth, D. F., & Hartl, D. L. (2001). Recent origin of Plasmodium falciparum from a single progenitor. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5529), 482–484.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Marage, J.-P., & Mori, Y. (2013). Sonar and Underwater Acoustics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Barreira, L. (2012). Complex Analysis and Differential Equations (C. Valls, Ed.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Mañas, P., & Vercet, A. (2006). Effect of PEF on Enzymes and Food Constituents. In J. Raso & V. Heinz (Eds.), Pulsed Electric Fields Technology for the Food Industry: Fundamentals and Applications (pp. 131–151). Springer US.

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
Hamilton, K. (2016, September 13). Scientist At Work: Revealing The Secret Lives Of Urban Rats. 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. (2003). Aviation Safety: Information on FAA’s Data on Operational Errors At Air Traffic Control Towers (GAO-03-1175R). 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
Bottorff, A. K. (2010). Evaluating summer school programs and the effect on student achievement: The correlation between Stanford-10 standardized test scores and two different summer programs [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
Erlanger, S., & Kanter, J. (2017, May 3). Starting British Election Campaign, May Warns of E.U. Meddling. New York Times, A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Moraes, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Kiessling & Kraft, 2013; Moraes, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Kiessling & Kraft, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Nabel et al., 2012)
  • 6 or more authors: (Volkman et al., 2001)

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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