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
Barnaby, W. (2009). Do nations go to war over water? Nature, 458(7236), 282–283.
A journal article with 2 authors
Smith, D. J., & Whitehouse, I. (2012). Intrinsic coupling of lagging-strand synthesis to chromatin assembly. Nature, 483(7390), 434–438.
A journal article with 3 authors
Davidson, E. M., Frothingham, R., & Cook-Deegan, R. (2007). Science and security. Practical experiences in dual-use review. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5830), 1432–1433.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gehring, G. M., Schweinsberg, A., Barsi, C., Kostinski, N., & Boyd, R. W. (2006). Observation of backward pulse propagation through a medium with a negative group velocity. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5775), 895–897.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Malpass, D. B. (2010). Introduction to Industrial Polyethylene. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Dobbertin, H., Rijmen, V., & Sowa, A. (Eds.). (2005). Advanced Encryption Standard – AES: 4th International Conference, AES 2004, Bonn, Germany, May 10-12, 2004, Revised Selected and Invited Papers (Vol. 3373). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Niedergang, F., & Chavrier, P. (2005). Regulation of Phagocytosis by Rho GTPases. In P. Boquet & E. Lemichez (Eds.), Bacterial Virulence Factors and Rho GTPases (pp. 43–60). 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
Fang, J. (2015, April 16). Bone Study Suggests Neanderthals Manipulated Bodies of the Recently Deceased. 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. (1994). Air Pollution: FAA’s Reliance on Manufacturers for Jet Engine Emission Testing (RCED-94-99). 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
Vargas, A. R. (2010). Implementing modern geographic technology in the trucking industry: A case study [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Kishkovsky, S. (2007, December 22). A Tortured Voice of a Lost Russian Generation. New York Times, A4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Barnaby, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Barnaby, 2009; Smith & Whitehouse, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Smith & Whitehouse, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Davidson et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Gehring et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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