How to format your references using the Yearbook of English Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Yearbook of English 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.
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
Sanchez, Pedro A., ‘Ecology. Soil Fertility and Hunger in Africa’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 295 (2002), 2019–20
A journal article with 2 authors
Giazotto, Francesco, and María José Martínez-Pérez, ‘The Josephson Heat Interferometer’, Nature, 492 (2012), 401–5
A journal article with 3 authors
Grant, A. N., S. Brönnimann, and L. Haimberger, ‘Recent Arctic Warming Vertical Structure Contested’, Nature, 455 (2008), E2-3; discussion E4-5
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kimura, Yukiko, Yu Hisano, Atsuo Kawahara, and Shin-Ichi Higashijima, ‘Efficient Generation of Knock-in Transgenic Zebrafish Carrying Reporter/Driver Genes by CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Genome Engineering’, Scientific Reports, 4 (2014), 6545

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wiesmann, Udo, In Su Choi, and Eva-Maria Dombrowski, Fundamentals of Biological Wastewater Treatment (Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2006)
An edited book
Brinksmeier, Ekkard, Oltmann Riemer, and Ralf M. Gläbe, eds., Fabrication of Complex Optical Components: From Mold Design to Product, Lecture Notes in Production Engineering (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Borin, James F., and Elspeth M. McDougall, ‘Ureteral Stent for Ureteral Stricture’, in Interventional Management of Urological Diseases, ed. by Shiro Baba and Yoshinari Ono, Recent Advances in Endourology (Tokyo: Springer Japan, 2006), pp. 75–86

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 Yearbook of English Studies.

Blog post
Carpineti, Alfredo, ‘“Quantum Entangled” Laser Pointers Could Double Data Speed’, IFLScience (IFLScience, 2015) <https://www.iflscience.com/technology/quantum-entangled-laser-pointers-could-double-data-speed/&#62; [accessed 30 October 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
Government Accountability Office, Charter Schools: Additional Federal Attention Needed to Help Protect Access for Students with Disabilities (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 7 June 2012)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Wang, Sijie, ‘Experimental Investigations of the Critical Flowback Velocity for Various Types of Proppant in Hydraulic-Fracturing Fluids with Different Viscosities’ (unpublished Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, 2017)

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
Wagner, James, ‘Mets’ Wheeler Lands on the D.L. With a Stress Injury’, New York Times, 25 July 2017, p. B11

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference Pedro A. Sanchez, ‘Ecology. Soil Fertility and Hunger in Africa’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 295.5562 (2002), 2019–20 <https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1065256>..
This sentence cites two references Pedro A. Sanchez, ‘Ecology. Soil Fertility and Hunger in Africa’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 295.5562 (2002), 2019–20 <https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1065256>; Francesco Giazotto and María José Martínez-Pérez, ‘The Josephson Heat Interferometer’, Nature, 492.7429 (2012), 401–5..

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

  • Two authors: Francesco Giazotto and María José Martínez-Pérez, ‘The Josephson Heat Interferometer’, Nature, 492.7429 (2012), 401–5.
  • Three authors: A. N. Grant, S. Brönnimann, and L. Haimberger, ‘Recent Arctic Warming Vertical Structure Contested’, Nature, 455.7210 (2008), E2-3; discussion E4-5.
  • 4 or more authors: Yukiko Kimura and others, ‘Efficient Generation of Knock-in Transgenic Zebrafish Carrying Reporter/Driver Genes by CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Genome Engineering’, Scientific Reports, 4 (2014), 6545 <https://doi.org/10.1038/srep06545>.

About the journal

Full journal titleYearbook of English Studies
ISSN (print)0306-2473
ISSN (online)2222-4289
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