How to format your references using the Korean Social Science Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Korean Social Science Journal. 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
Loder, N. (2000). Uproar at Oxford as suspended professor returns to work. Nature, 404(6775), 214.
A journal article with 2 authors
Leung, C. T., & Brugge, J. S. (2012). Outgrowth of single oncogene-expressing cells from suppressive epithelial environments. Nature, 482(7385), 410–413.
A journal article with 3 authors
Qvarnström, A., Pärt, T., & Sheldon, B. C. (2000). Adaptive plasticity in mate preference linked to differences in reproductive effort. Nature, 405(6784), 344–347.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Tulapurkar, A. A., Suzuki, Y., Fukushima, A., Kubota, H., Maehara, H., Tsunekawa, K., et al. (2005). Spin-torque diode effect in magnetic tunnel junctions. Nature, 438(7066), 339–342.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Eric G., F., & Yvonne, R. (2015). Growing Pains. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Lin, Y. (2012). Systemic Structure Behind Human Organizations: From Civilizations to Individuals. (B. Forrest, Ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Chrysikou, E. (2016). Inclusive Design and Mental Health: Policy and Legislation Challenges from the Perspective of Social Inclusion. In P. Langdon, J. Lazar, A. Heylighen, & H. Dong (Eds.), Designing Around People: CWUAAT 2016 (pp. 33–42). 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 Korean Social Science Journal.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2016, September 20). Tardigrade DNA Analysis Reveals A Whole Genetic Arsenal Used To Make Them Almost Indestructible. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1995). Amtrak: Deteriorated Financial and Operating Conditions (No. T-RCED-95-90). 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
Wosu, U. L. (2017). Geochemical Analysis of Late Pleistocene Sediments from Fossil Lake, Northern Lake County, Oregon (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Barron, J. (2017, February 20). A Floor of a World Trade Center Tower Is Splashed With Graffiti, by Invitation. New York Times, p. A20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Loder 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Leung and Brugge 2012; Loder 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Leung and Brugge 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Tulapurkar et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleKorean Social Science Journal
AbbreviationKorean Soc. Sci. J.
ISSN (print)1225-0368
ISSN (online)2196-4424

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