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
Macilwain, C. (2013). The unlikely wisdom of Chairman Mao. Nature, 495(7440), 143.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sakaba, T., & Neher, E. (2003). Direct modulation of synaptic vesicle priming by GABA(B) receptor activation at a glutamatergic synapse. Nature, 424(6950), 775–778.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tellinghuisen, T. L., Marcotrigiano, J., & Rice, C. M. (2005). Structure of the zinc-binding domain of an essential component of the hepatitis C virus replicase. Nature, 435(7040), 374–379.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Silva, G. A., Czeisler, C., Niece, K. L., Beniash, E., Harrington, D. A., Kessler, J. A., & Stupp, S. I. (2004). Selective differentiation of neural progenitor cells by high-epitope density nanofibers. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5662), 1352–1355.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kerzner, H., & Belack, C. (2010). Managing Complex Projects. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Krüger, W. (2009). Acute Heart Failure: Putting the Puzzle of Pathophysiology and Evidence Together in Daily Practice. (A. J. Ludman, Ed.). Basel: Birkhäuser.
A chapter in an edited book
Kiang, T. K. L., Wilby, K. J., & Ensom, M. H. H. (2016). Clinical Drug-Drug Interaction Data: Effects of Co-administered Drugs on Pharmacokinetics of Antiretroviral Agents. In T. K. L. Kiang, K. J. Wilby, & M. H. H. Ensom (Eds.), Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Drug Interactions Associated with Antiretroviral Drugs (pp. 43–78). Singapore: 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. (2015, January 27). Wiring of Autistic Brains Shown To Be Highly Individualized. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1997). Department of Education: Multiple, Nonintegrated Systems Hamper Management of Student Financial Aid Programs (No. T-HEHS/AIMD-97-132). Washington, DC: 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
Kapatsinski, V. (2009). The architecture of grammar in artificial grammar learning: Formal biases in the acquisition of morphophonology and the nature of the learning task (Doctoral dissertation). Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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
Hechinger, J. (2017, September 26). Get the Keg Out of the Frat House. New York Times, p. A27.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Macilwain, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Macilwain, 2013; Sakaba & Neher, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Sakaba & Neher, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Tellinghuisen, Marcotrigiano, & Rice, 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Silva et al., 2004)

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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