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
Olby, R. (2003). Quiet debut for the double helix. Nature, 421(6921), 402–405.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ong, N. P., & Cava, R. J. (2004). Physics. Electronic frustration on a triangular lattice. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5680), 52–53.
A journal article with 3 authors
Scholey, J. M., Brust-Mascher, I., & Mogilner, A. (2003). Cell division. Nature, 422(6933), 746–752.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Rands, M. R. W., Adams, W. M., Bennun, L., Butchart, S. H. M., Clements, A., Coomes, D., et al. (2010). Biodiversity conservation: challenges beyond 2010. Science (New York, N.Y.), 329(5997), 1298–1303.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sofronas, A. (2012). Case Histories in Vibration Analysis and Metal Fatigue for the Practicing Engineer. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Blanchard, P. (2009). Mathematical Analysis of Urban Spatial Networks. (D. Volchenkov, Ed.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Fiori, M., Lintas, A., Mesrobian, S., & Villa, A. E. P. (2013). Effect of Emotion and Personality on Deviation from Purely Rational Decision-Making. In T. V. Guy, M. Karny, & D. Wolpert (Eds.), Decision Making and Imperfection (pp. 129–161). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Korean Social Science Journal.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, May 13). Will The Presidential Candidates Have A Substantive Debate On Climate Change? 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. (1993). NASA: Major Challenges for Management (No. T-NSIAD-94-18). 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
Yu, B. (2013). Periodic Motions and Bifurcation Tree in a Periodically Excited Oscillator with Quadratic Nonlinearity (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2006, December 5). Court Reviews Race as Factor In School Plans. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Holmes 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Lee 2012; Tauxe 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Ong and Cava 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Huangfu et al. 2003)

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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