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
Grünbaum, D. (2006). Behavior. Align in the sand. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5778), 1320–1322.
A journal article with 2 authors
Younesi, E., & Hofmann-Apitius, M. (2013). Biomarker-guided translation of brain imaging into disease pathway models. Scientific reports, 3, 3375.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pelkmans, L., Püntener, D., & Helenius, A. (2002). Local actin polymerization and dynamin recruitment in SV40-induced internalization of caveolae. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5567), 535–539.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Myhrvold, C., Freije, C. A., Gootenberg, J. S., Abudayyeh, O. O., Metsky, H. C., Durbin, A. F., et al. (2018). Field-deployable viral diagnostics using CRISPR-Cas13. Science (New York, N.Y.), 360(6387), 444–448.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Trimble, M. R., & George, M. S. (2010). Biological Psychiatry. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Aiguier, M., Bretaudeau, F., & Krob, D. (Eds.). (2010). Complex Systems Design & Management: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Complex System Design & Management CSDM 2010. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bernhardt, R. (2009). Discussion Following the Presentation by Rudolf Bernhardt. In U. Deutsch & R. Wolfrum (Eds.), The European Court of Human Rights Overwhelmed by Applications: Problems and Possible Solutions (pp. 37–50). 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
Luntz, S. (2015, October 30). New Evidence Suggests Tyrannosaurus Rex Was A Cannibal. 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. (1989). Aviation Safety: Information on FAA’s Age 60 Rule for Pilots (No. RCED-90-45FS). 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
Kim, H. (2008). Prediction and Elimination of Galling in Forming Galvanized Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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. (2001, October 14). October 7-13; Kursk Raised. New York Times, p. 42.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Grünbaum 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Grünbaum 2006; Younesi and Hofmann-Apitius 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Younesi and Hofmann-Apitius 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Myhrvold et al. 2018)

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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