How to format your references using the New Review of Film and Television Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for New Review of Film and Television Studies. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Grayson, Michelle. 2012. “Breast Cancer.” Nature 485 (7400): S49.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen, A., and R. Sooryakumar. 2013. “Patterned Time-Orbiting Potentials for the Confinement and Assembly of Magnetic Dipoles.” Scientific Reports 3 (November): 3124.
A journal article with 3 authors
Miller, C. J., R. C. Nichol, and D. J. Batuski. 2001. “Acoustic Oscillations in the Early Universe and Today.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 292 (5525): 2302–2303.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Koppens, F. H. L., C. Buizert, K. J. Tielrooij, I. T. Vink, K. C. Nowack, T. Meunier, L. P. Kouwenhoven, and L. M. K. Vandersypen. 2006. “Driven Coherent Oscillations of a Single Electron Spin in a Quantum Dot.” Nature 442 (7104): 766–771.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nappi, Eugenio, and Vladimir Peskov. 2013. Imaging Gaseous Detectors and Their Applications. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Mandelker, Lester, and Peter Vajdovich, eds. 2011. Studies on Veterinary Medicine. Oxidative Stress in Applied Basic Research and Clinical Practice. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
A chapter in an edited book
Piattoni, Simona. 2016. “Exploring European Union Macro-Regional Strategies through the Lens of Multilevel Governance.” In A ‘Macro-Regional’ Europe in the Making: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Evidence, edited by Stefan Gänzle and Kristine Kern, 75–97. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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 New Review of Film and Television Studies.

Blog post
Davis, Josh. 2015. “Scientists Predict Everest Could Be Ice-Free By The End Of This Century.” IFLScience. IFLScience.


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. 2007. Information Technology: Further Improvements Needed to Identify and Oversee Poorly Planned and Performing Projects. GAO-07-1211T. 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
Brown, Marcia L. 2010. “Examining Leadership and the Laminated Glass Ceiling: Gender and Leadership Traits.” Doctoral dissertation, Scottsdale, AZ: Northcentral University.

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
Grynbaum, Michael M. 2017. “Is ‘As the [Trump] World Turns’ at ‘The Edge of Night’?” New York Times, May 13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Grayson 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Grayson 2012; Chen and Sooryakumar 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Chen and Sooryakumar 2013)
  • Three authors: (Miller, Nichol, and Batuski 2001)
  • 4 or more authors: (Koppens et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleNew Review of Film and Television Studies
ISSN (print)1740-0309
ISSN (online)1740-7923
ScopeVisual Arts and Performing Arts

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