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
Nolet, G. (2007). Obituary: F. Anthony Dahlen (1942-2007). Nature, 448(7151), 268.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gaudet, J., & Mango, S. E. (2002). Regulation of organogenesis by the Caenorhabditis elegans FoxA protein PHA-4. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5556), 821–825.
A journal article with 3 authors
Raymond, S. N., Mandell, A. M., & Sigurdsson, S. (2006). Exotic Earths: forming habitable worlds with giant planet migration. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5792), 1413–1416.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Humphrey, D., Duggan, C., Saha, D., Smith, D., & Käs, J. (2002). Active fluidization of polymer networks through molecular motors. Nature, 416(6879), 413–416.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Keegan, K. D. (2008). Biotechnology Valuation. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
An edited book
Pohlmann, N., Reimer, H., & Schneider, W. (Eds.). (2010). ISSE 2009 Securing Electronic Business Processes: Highlights of the Information Security Solutions Europe 2009 Conference. Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner.
A chapter in an edited book
Aoki, K., Murayama, S., Aoki, S., & Tashiro, S. (2016). Recognition of Reading Activities and Reading Profile of User on Japanese Text Presentation System. In S. Zvacek, M. T. Restivo, J. Uhomoibhi, & M. Helfert (Eds.), Computer Supported Education: 7th International Conference, CSEDU 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, May 23-25, 2015, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 57–80). 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
O`Callaghan, J. (2016, November 10). Futuristic Railway System Planned For Dubai Will Transport People In Vacuum Tubes At 1,220 Kilometers Per Hour. 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. (1990). Serious Shortcomings in FAA’s Training Program Must Be Remedied (No. T-RCED-90-86). 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
Gittens, B. E. (2009). Perceptions of the applicability of transformational leadership behavior to the leader role of academic department chairs: A study of selected universities in Virginia (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Kelly, M. (1992, September 19). THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Democrats; Clinton Says Bush Is Afraid Of Debating “Man to Man.” New York Times, p. 16.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Nolet 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Gaudet and Mango 2002; Nolet 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Gaudet and Mango 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Humphrey et al. 2002)

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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