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
Robock, Alan. 2002. “Pinatubo Eruption. The Climatic Aftermath.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 295 (5558): 1242–1244.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ito, Takuhiro, and Shigeyuki Yokoyama. 2010. “Two Enzymes Bound to One Transfer RNA Assume Alternative Conformations for Consecutive Reactions.” Nature 467 (7315): 612–616.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moynier, Frederic, Qing-Zhu Yin, and Edwin Schauble. 2011. “Isotopic Evidence of Cr Partitioning into Earth’s Core.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 331 (6023): 1417–1420.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Ourjoumtsev, Alexei, Rosa Tualle-Brouri, Julien Laurat, and Philippe Grangier. 2006. “Generating Optical Schrödinger Kittens for Quantum Information Processing.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 312 (5770): 83–86.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sato, Takuro, Daniel M. Kammen, Bin Duan, Martin Macuha, Zhenyu Zhou, Jun Wu, Muhammad Tariq, and Solomon Abebe Asfaw. 2015. Smart Grid Standards. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.
An edited book
Kwon, Taekyoung, Mun-Kyu Lee, and Daesung Kwon, eds. 2013. Information Security and Cryptology – ICISC 2012: 15th International Conference, Seoul, Korea, November 28-30, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 7839. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Thompson, Michael J. 2014. “Normative Humanism as Redemptive Critique.” In Reclaiming the Sane Society: Essays on Erich Fromm’s Thought, edited by Seyed Javad Miri, Robert Lake, and Tricia M. Kress, 37–58. Rotterdam: SensePublishers.

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. 2015. “New Study Finds Daily Marijuana Use Is Not Associated With Brain Abnormalities.” 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. 1997. Program Status: Naval Surface Fire Support. NSIAD-97-179R. 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
Adams, Tracy A. 2012. “Improving Scores on Computerized Reading Assessments: The Effects of Colored Overlay Use.” 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
Feeney, Kelly. 2009. “Chocolate, the Tuscan Way.” New York Times, February 1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Robock 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Robock 2002; Ito and Yokoyama 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Ito and Yokoyama 2010)
  • Three authors: (Moynier, Yin, and Schauble 2011)
  • 4 or more authors: (Ourjoumtsev et al. 2006)

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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