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
Claverie, J.-M. (2005). Fewer genes, more noncoding RNA. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5740), 1529–1530.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hardison, R. C., & Blobel, G. A. (2013). Genetics. GWAS to therapy by genome edits? Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6155), 206–207.
A journal article with 3 authors
Poinar, H., Kuch, M., & Pääbo, S. (2001). Molecular analyses of oral polio vaccine samples. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5517), 743–744.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Pavlov, D. A., Bobrov, A. I., Malekhonova, N. V., Pirogov, A. V., & Nezhdanov, A. V. (2014). Self-assembled nanocrystals discovered in Chelyabinsk meteorite. Scientific Reports, 4, 4280.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lui, S. H. (2011). Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Volkmann, C. K., Tokarski, K. O., & Ernst, K. (Eds.). (2012). Social Entrepreneurship and Social Business: An Introduction and Discussion with Case Studies. Gabler Verlag.
A chapter in an edited book
Pistone, G., & Vicario, G. (2009). Design for Computer Experiments: Comparing and Generating Designs in Kriging Models. In P. Erto (Ed.), Statistics for Innovation: Statistical Design of “Continuous” Product Innovation (pp. 91–102). 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, March 23). European Invasion: DNA Reveals The Origins Of Modern Europeans. 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. (2000). Intercity Passenger Rail: Decisions on the Future of Amtrak and Intercity Passenger Rail Are Approaching (T-RCED-00-277). 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
Perkins, J. (2017). “Inside of each story was a piece of my story”: Applied folklore addressing stigma around perinatal mood and anxiety disorders [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
Stewart, J. B. (2017, May 19). The Post’s Latest Bombshell: It’s Thriving in Digital News. New York Times, B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Claverie, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Claverie, 2005; Hardison & Blobel, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Hardison & Blobel, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Poinar et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Pavlov 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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