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
Urry, M. (2015). Science and gender: Scientists must work harder on equality. Nature, 528(7583), 471–473.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mesecar, A. D., & Koshland, D. E., Jr. (2000). A new model for protein stereospecificity. Nature, 403(6770), 614–615.
A journal article with 3 authors
Krumholz, M. R., McKee, C. F., & Klein, R. I. (2005). The formation of stars by gravitational collapse rather than competitive accretion. Nature, 438(7066), 332–334.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Guan, G., Wu, L., Bhagat, A. A., Li, Z., Chen, P. C. Y., Chao, S., Ong, C. J., & Han, J. (2013). Spiral microchannel with rectangular and trapezoidal cross-sections for size based particle separation. Scientific Reports, 3, 1475.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Minuth, W. W., Strehl, R., & Schumacher, K. (2005). Tissue Engineering. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Cheah, C. C. (2015). Task-Space Sensory Feedback Control of Robot Manipulators (X. Li, Ed.; Vol. 73). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
McIntyre, N. E., Knowles-Yánez, K., & Hope, D. (2008). Urban Ecology as an Interdisciplinary Field: Differences in the use of “Urban” Between the Social and Natural Sciences. In J. M. Marzluff, E. Shulenberger, W. Endlicher, M. Alberti, G. Bradley, C. Ryan, U. Simon, & C. ZumBrunnen (Eds.), Urban Ecology: An International Perspective on the Interaction Between Humans and Nature (pp. 49–65). Springer US.

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, July 3). Adidas Create a Shoe Made Almost Entirely From Ocean Garbage. 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). Advance Sheets: Volume 73, Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States (OGC-94-31). 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
Zuckerman, T. (2017). The Effect of Communication Between Parents and their Emerging Adult Offspring on Depression and Career Search Self-efficacy [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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
Isherwood, C. (2015, December 15). Pursuing Love and an Even More Elusive Goal. New York Times, C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Urry, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Mesecar & Koshland, 2000; Urry, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Mesecar & Koshland, 2000)
  • Three authors: (Krumholz et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Guan et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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