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
Buckingham, Steve. 2004. “Getting the Meaning.” Nature 428 (6984): 776.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wallenfang, M. R., and G. Seydoux. 2000. “Polarization of the Anterior-Posterior Axis of C. Elegans Is a Microtubule-Directed Process.” Nature 408 (6808): 89–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kühl, Gabriele, Derek E. G. Briggs, and Jes Rust. 2009. “A Great-Appendage Arthropod with a Radial Mouth from the Lower Devonian Hunsruck Slate, Germany.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 323 (5915): 771–773.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Cheng, Hai, R. Lawrence Edwards, Wallace S. Broecker, George H. Denton, Xinggong Kong, Yongjin Wang, Rong Zhang, and Xianfeng Wang. 2009. “Ice Age Terminations.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 326 (5950): 248–252.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hood, Dave, and Elmar Trojer. 2012. Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Andrews, Travis D., Radu Balan, John J. Benedetto, Wojciech Czaja, and Kasso A. Okoudjou, eds. 2013. Excursions in Harmonic Analysis, Volume 2: The February Fourier Talks at the Norbert Wiener Center. Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis. Boston, MA: Birkhäuser.
A chapter in an edited book
Wildman, Jessica L., Rubina A. Qureshi, Maritza Salazar, and Eduardo Salas. 2014. “Educational Approaches Across Cultures: Consequences for International I/O Programs.” In Internationalizing the Curriculum in Organizational Psychology, edited by Richard L. Griffith, Lori Foster Thompson, and Brigitte K. Armon, 59–78. New York, NY: 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 New Review of Film and Television Studies.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, Jonathan. 2017. “Water Ice Seen Inside A Comet For The First Time Thanks To A Massive Landslide.” 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. 1998. Mass Transit: FTA’s New Starts Funding Criteria. RCED-98-189R. 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
Decena, Marie. 2010. “What Variables Affect Peritoneal Dialysis Growth?” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
McMORROW, Ryan, and Michael Forsythe. 2017. “Chinese Tech Tycoon to Leave Troubled Company.” New York Times, July 6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Buckingham 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Buckingham 2004; Wallenfang and Seydoux 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Wallenfang and Seydoux 2000)
  • Three authors: (Kühl, Briggs, and Rust 2009)
  • 4 or more authors: (Cheng et al. 2009)

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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