How to format your references using the ScienceAsia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for ScienceAsia. 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
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Gibbs RA (2011) Genome-sequencing anniversary. Bringing genomics and genetics back together. Science 331, 548.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lewis CL, Coffroth MA (2004) The acquisition of exogenous algal symbionts by an octocoral after bleaching. Science 304, 1490–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Robinson JWA, Witt JDS, Blamire MG (2010) Controlled injection of spin-triplet supercurrents into a strong ferromagnet. Science 329, 59–61.
A journal article with 6 or more authors
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Shanahan TM, Overpeck JT, Anchukaitis KJ, Beck JW, Cole JE, Dettman DL, Peck JA, Scholz CA, King JW (2009) Atlantic forcing of persistent drought in West Africa. Science 324, 377–80.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Grose M (2016) Construction Law in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
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Boone T, Jayaraman V, Ganeshan R eds (2012) Sustainable Supply Chains: Models, Methods, and Public Policy Implications, Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
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Jeon J, Kim D, Kim G (2011) Network-Oriented Intelligent Agent Infrastructure for Internetworking with Guaranteed Quality of Service in High-Speed Network. In: Lee G, Howard D, Ślęzak D (eds) Convergence and Hybrid Information Technology: 5th International Conference, ICHIT 2011, Daejeon, Korea, September 22-24, 2011. Proceedings, Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 23–30.

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 ScienceAsia.

Blog post
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Hamilton K (2016) Parakeets Are The New Pigeons – And They’re On Course For Global Domination. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/parakeets-are-the-new-pigeons-and-theyre-on-course-for-global-domination/ [Accessed October 30, 2018].

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office (2005) Progress of the DD(X) Destroyer Program, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Wylie RW (2017) Response to Intervention: A Study of Intervention Programs in Rural Secondary Schools. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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
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Hodara S (2015) Faces of a Small Southern Town. New York Times, WE9.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleScienceAsia
AbbreviationSci. Asia.
ISSN (print)1513-1874
ScopeMultidisciplinary

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