How to format your references using the Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Schiermeier, Q. (2003). Clouded vision. Nature, 422(6929), 356–357.
A journal article with 2 authors
Weis, V. M., & Allemand, D. (2009). Physiology. What determines coral health? Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5931), 1153–1155.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cheianov, V. V., Fal’ko, V., & Altshuler, B. L. (2007). The focusing of electron flow and a Veselago lens in graphene p-n junctions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5816), 1252–1255.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kim, H.-D., Yun, M. J., Lee, J. H., Kim, K. H., & Kim, T. G. (2014). Transparent multi-level resistive switching phenomena observed in ITO/RGO/ITO memory cells by the sol-gel dip-coating method. Scientific Reports, 4, 4614.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Benslama, M., Batatia, H., & Messai, A. (2016). Transitions from Digital Communications to Quantum Communications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Betta, M. (Ed.). (2006). The Moral, Social, and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening: The Australian Case (Vol. 30). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Moussa, R. (2016). Big-SeqDB-Gen: A Formal and Scalable Approach for Parallel Generation of Big Synthetic Sequence Databases. In R. Nambiar & M. Poess (Eds.), Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking: Traditional to Big Data to Internet of Things: 7th TPC Technology Conference, TPCTC 2015, Kohala Coast, HI, USA, August 31 – September 4, 2015. Revised Selected Papers (pp. 61–76). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2015, January 8). Speedy But “Bearded” Ladies Get No Love From Male Lizards. 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. (2014). Data Transparency: Oversight Needed to Address Underreporting and Inconsistencies on Federal Award Website (No. GAO-14-476). 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
Olszewski, R. M. (2012). Donor Motivations for Donating to a Nonprofit Without a Previous Relationship (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ.

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
LaFRANIERE, S., & Lehren, A. W. (2015, October 24). The Disproportionate Risk of Driving While Black. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schiermeier, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Schiermeier, 2003; Weis & Allemand, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Weis & Allemand, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Cheianov, Fal’ko, & Altshuler, 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Kim, Yun, Lee, Kim, & Kim, 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleKasetsart Journal of Social Sciences
ISSN (print)2452-3151

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