How to format your references using the Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 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
Webster, Peter J. 2013. “Meteorology: Improve Weather Forecasts for the Developing World.” Nature 493 (7430): 17–19.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shizgal, Peter, and Andreas Arvanitogiannis. 2003. “Neuroscience. Gambling on Dopamine.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 299 (5614): 1856–1858.
A journal article with 3 authors
Day, James M. D., D. Graham Pearson, and Lawrence A. Taylor. 2007. “Highly Siderophile Element Constraints on Accretion and Differentiation of the Earth-Moon System.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 315 (5809): 217–219.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Sawa, Mariko, Dmitri A. Nusinow, Steve A. Kay, and Takato Imaizumi. 2007. “FKF1 and GIGANTEA Complex Formation Is Required for Day-Length Measurement in Arabidopsis.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 318 (5848): 261–265.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bielecki, Tomasz R., Damiano Brigo, and Fédéric Patras. 2011. Credit Risk Frontiers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Villani, Vinicio, ed. 2011. Differential Topology. Vol. 73. C.I.M.E. Summer Schools. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Hombach, Laura Elisabeth, and Grit Walther. 2015. “Evaluation of CO2 Abatement Measures for (Bio-) Fuel Production.” In Logistics Management: Products, Actors, Technology - Proceedings of the German Academic Association for Business Research, Bremen, 2013, edited by Jan Dethloff, Hans-Dietrich Haasis, Herbert Kopfer, Herbert Kotzab, and Jörn Schönberger, 39–51. Lecture Notes in Logistics. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. 2014. “Resveratrol Might Not Be All It’s Cracked Up To Be.” 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. 1993. Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. IV, No. 6. 149845. 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
O’Neil, Deven M. 2013. “Climate Frequencies of the Early Holocene from Foy Lake, Montana.” 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
Saslow, Linda. 2009. “Citing Taxes, Some Seek Fire District’s Demise.” New York Times, March 22.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Webster 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Webster 2013; Shizgal and Arvanitogiannis 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Shizgal and Arvanitogiannis 2003)
  • Three authors: (Day, Pearson, and Taylor 2007)
  • 4 or more authors: (Sawa et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleResearch in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
AbbreviationRes. Drama Educ.
ISSN (print)1356-9783
ISSN (online)1470-112X
ScopeLiterature and Literary Theory
Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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