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
Myers, Edmund G. 2014. “Fundamental Constants: The Teamwork of Precision.” Nature 506 (7489): 440–441.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gatfield, David, and Ueli Schibler. 2007. “Physiology. Proteasomes Keep the Circadian Clock Ticking.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 316 (5828): 1135–1136.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rulifson, Eric J., Seung K. Kim, and Roel Nusse. 2002. “Ablation of Insulin-Producing Neurons in Flies: Growth and Diabetic Phenotypes.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 296 (5570): 1118–1120.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Nomura, Kinya, Sruti Debroy, Yong Hoon Lee, Nathan Pumplin, Jonathan Jones, and Sheng Yang He. 2006. “A Bacterial Virulence Protein Suppresses Host Innate Immunity to Cause Plant Disease.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 313 (5784): 220–223.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tobias, Jeffrey, and Daniel Hochhauser. 2014. Cancer and Its Management. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Seibert-Fohr, Anja, ed. 2012. Judicial Independence in Transition. Vol. 233. Beiträge Zum Ausländischen Öffentlichen Recht Und Völkerrecht, Veröffentlichungen Des Max-Planck-Instituts Für Ausländisches Öffentliches Recht Und Völkerrecht. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Rowley, Charles K. 2008. “Duncan Black (1908–1991).” In Readings in Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy, edited by Friedrich G. Schneider, 77–83. Boston, MA: Springer US.

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
Andrew, Elise. 2014. “What’s The Real Deal About The Atacama ‘Alien’?” 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. 1985. Software Tools and Techniques. 128750. 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
McCarroll, Michele L. 2005. “Exercise and Airway Clearing Devices in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.” Doctoral dissertation, Columbus, OH: Ohio State 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
(nyt), Sophia Kishkovsky. 2004. “World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Arrests In 2 Bombings.” New York Times, June 11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Myers 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Myers 2014; Gatfield and Schibler 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Gatfield and Schibler 2007)
  • Three authors: (Rulifson, Kim, and Nusse 2002)
  • 4 or more authors: (Nomura 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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