How to format your references using the Property Law Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Property Law Review. 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
A journal article with 2 authors
A journal article with 3 authors
A journal article with 4 or more authors

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
An edited book
A chapter in an edited book


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

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation

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

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference Chun J, “Immunology. The Sources of a Lipid Conundrum” (2007) 316 Science 208,
This sentence cites two references Chun J, “Immunology. The Sources of a Lipid Conundrum” (2007) 316 Science 208,; Blondin JM and Mezzacappa A, “Pulsar Spins from an Instability in the Accretion Shock of Supernovae” (2007) 445 Nature 58..

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

  • Two authors:
  • Three authors:
  • 20 or more authors: Albert BB, Derraik JGB, Brennan CM, Biggs JB, Smith GC, Garg ML, Cameron-Smith D, Hofman PL and Cutfield WS, “Higher Omega-3 Index Is Associated with Increased Insulin Sensitivity and More Favourable Metabolic Profile in Middle-Aged Overweight Men” (2014) 4 Sci. Rep. 6697,

About the journal

Full journal titleProperty Law Review
ISSN (print)1838-3858

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