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
Fields, R. D. (2010). Neuroscience. Change in the brain’s white matter. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6005), 768–769.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ullman, K. S., & Powers, M. A. (2015). STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY. Locking down the core of the pore. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6256), 33–34.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang, J., Ewing, R. C., & Becker, U. (2014). Average structure and local configuration of excess oxygen in UO(2+x). Scientific Reports, 4, 4216.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Patton, G. C., Olsson, C. A., Skirbekk, V., Saffery, R., Wlodek, M. E., Azzopardi, P. S., Stonawski, M., Rasmussen, B., Spry, E., Francis, K., Bhutta, Z. A., Kassebaum, N. J., Mokdad, A. H., Murray, C. J. L., Prentice, A. M., Reavley, N., Sheehan, P., Sweeny, K., Viner, R. M., & Sawyer, S. M. (2018). Adolescence and the next generation. Nature, 554(7693), 458–466.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Taylor, R. (2006). Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Vouros, G., Artikis, A., Stathis, K., & Pitt, J. (Eds.). (2009). Organized Adaption in Multi-Agent Systems: First International Workshop, OAMAS 2008, Estoril, Portugal, May 13, 2008. Revised and Invited Papers (Vol. 5368). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Uygur, S. (2015). Vasoepididymostomy Anastomosis. In M. Z. Siemionow (Ed.), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Experimental Models and Research Designs (pp. 45–51). 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 Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, April 15). Want To Boost Vaccination? Don’t Punish Parents, Build Their Trust. 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. (1997). Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Success Depends Upon Strong Management and Structured Approach (T-AIMD-97-173). 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
De la Pena Wing, T. (2010). Remembering Malintzin’s dream: A bridge between two cultures through language and love [Doctoral dissertation]. Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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
Hollander, S. (2000, September 5). Unspectacular, but Advancing. New York Times, D4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fields, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Fields, 2010; Ullman & Powers, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Ullman & Powers, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Wang et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Patton et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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