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
Maquat, L. E. (2002). Molecular biology. Skiing toward nonstop mRNA decay. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5563), 2221–2222.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mabuchi, H., & Doherty, A. C. (2002). Cavity quantum electrodynamics: coherence in context. Science (New York, N.Y.), 298(5597), 1372–1377.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhu, G., Golding, G. B., & Dean, A. M. (2005). The selective cause of an ancient adaptation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5713), 1279–1282.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Nardi, F., Spinsanti, G., Boore, J. L., Carapelli, A., Dallai, R., & Frati, F. (2003). Hexapod origins: monophyletic or paraphyletic? Science (New York, N.Y.), 299(5614), 1887–1889.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Neuber, A., & Nuttall, T. (2017). Diagnostic Techniques in Veterinary Dermatology. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Borcsa, M., & Rober, P. (Eds.). (2016). Research Perspectives in Couple Therapy: Discursive Qualitative Methods (1st ed. 2016.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Devi, T. T., & Katpatal, Y. B. (2016). Surface Runoff Depth by SCS Curve Number Method Integrated with Satellite Image and GIS Techniques. In A. K. Sarma, V. P. Singh, S. A. Kartha, & R. K. Bhattacharjya (Eds.), Urban Hydrology, Watershed Management and Socio-Economic Aspects (pp. 51–68). 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
Luntz, S. (2016, July 19). Kepler Returns With Host Of New Planets, Some With Potential For Life. 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. (2015). Results-Oriented Management: OPM Needs to Do More to Ensure Meaningful Distinctions Are Made in SES Ratings and Performance Awards (No. GAO-15-189). 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
Hawkins, A. J. (2013). Measurement of the spacial distribution of heat exchange in a geothermal analog bedrock site using fiber-otic distributed temperature sensing (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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. (2002, April 29). Moscow Journal; Feast or Fast? Russians Just Can’t Give Up Lent. New York Times, p. A4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Maquat 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Mabuchi and Doherty 2002; Maquat 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Mabuchi and Doherty 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Nardi 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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