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
Boesch, D. (2012). Deep-water drilling remains a risky business. Nature, 484(7394), 289.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wculek, S. K., & Malanchi, I. (2015). Neutrophils support lung colonization of metastasis-initiating breast cancer cells. Nature, 528(7582), 413–417.
A journal article with 3 authors
Luo, J., Shen, L., & Zheng, D. (2014). Diagnostic value of circulating free DNA for the detection of EGFR mutation status in NSCLC: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports, 4, 6269.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ibata, R., Irwin, M., Lewis, G., Ferguson, A. M., & Tanvir, N. (2001). A giant stream of metal-rich stars in the halo of the galaxy M31. Nature, 412(6842), 49–52.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Deschamps, J.-P., Bioul, G. J. A., & Sutter, G. D. (2005). Synthesis of Arithmetic Circuits. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Norman, G., & Sanders, W. (Eds.). (2014). Quantitative Evaluation of Systems: 11th International Conference, QEST 2014, Florence, Italy, September 8-10, 2014. Proceedings (Vol. 8657). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Sandau, R. (2010). Structure of a Digital Airborne Camera. In R. Sandau (Ed.), Digital Airborne Camera: Introduction and Technology (pp. 143–259). Springer Netherlands.

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, D. (2014, December 15). Watch A Man Walk On Lava. 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. (2004). Pipeline Safety: Management of the Office of Pipeline Safety’s Enforcement Program Needs Further Strengthening (GAO-04-801). 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
Pierce, Z. D. (2016). The relationship between nursing instructors’ transformational leadership behaviors in the clinical learning environment and associate degree nursing students’ communication apprehension [Doctoral dissertation]. Capella 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
Robles, F., Alvarez, L., & Yee, V. (2017, September 11). Entire State Shudders as Hurricane Irma Roars Into Florida. New York Times, A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Boesch, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Boesch, 2012; Wculek & Malanchi, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Wculek & Malanchi, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Luo et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Ibata et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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