Style-Sheet for Journal of Migration Affairs

1. Reference style: author-date system with bibliography at the end (see below for details)

2. Numbers:
a. In words till 100, and above 100 in numerals. – thirty-five; 105.
b. For measures, in numerals throughout – 5 km, 3 per cent.

3. Dates:
twenty-first century
1980s; 70s (when referring to decades)
20 January 2019

4. Ellipsis: standard 3-dot for all, with space before and after. For ellipsis at the end of sentence,
no space before.
<The summer of 1959 … many people from the villages>
<This is how it ends…>

5. Quotations of 50 words and above to be set off/indented

6. -ise to be used, not –ize. Examples: organise; analyse.

7. Examples of some words – hyphenation/no hyphenation; case:

References (Based on Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition)

8. Book

a. Reference list entries (in alphabetical order)

Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. 2015. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Smith, Zadie. 2016. Swing Time. New York: Penguin Press.

b. In-text citations

(Grazer and Fishman 2015, 12)
(Smith 2016, 315–16)

9. Chapter or other part of an edited book

a. Reference list entry

Thoreau, Henry David. 2016. ‘Walking’. In The Making of the American Essay, edited by John D’Agata, 167–95. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press.

b. In-text citation

(Thoreau 2016, 177–78)

10. Translated book

a. Reference list entry
Lahiri, Jhumpa. 2016. In Other Words. Translated by Ann Goldstein. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

b. In-text citation
(Lahiri 2016, 146)

11. E-book

a. Reference list entries (in alphabetical order)

Austen, Jane. 2007. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics. Kindle.
Melville, Herman. 1851. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers.

b. In-text citations

(Austen 2007, chap. 3)
(Melville 1851, 627)

12. Journal article

a. Reference list entries (in alphabetical order)

Keng, Shao-Hsun, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem. 2017. ‘Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality’. Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring): 1–34.

LaSalle, Peter. 2017. ‘Conundrum: A Story about Reading’. New England Review 38, no. 1: 95–109. Project MUSE.

Satterfield, Susan. 2016. ‘Livy and the Pax Deum’. Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April): 165–76.

b. In-text citations

(Keng, Lin, and Orazem 2017, 9–10)

(LaSalle 2017, 95)

(Satterfield 2016, 170)

13. If there are four or more authors, list only the first, followed by et al. (‘and others’).

a. Reference list entry

Bay, Rachael A., et al. 2017. ‘Predicting Responses to Contemporary Environmental Change Using Evolutionary Response Architectures’. American Naturalist 189, no. 5 (May): 463–73.

b. In-text citation

(Bay et al. 2017, 465)

14. News or magazine article

a. Reference list entries (in alphabetical order)

Manjoo, Farhad. 2017. ‘Snap Makes a Bet on the Cultural Supremacy of the Camera’. New York Times, 8 March 2017. Accessed 1 May 2017.

Mead, Rebecca. 2017. ‘The Prophet of Dystopia’. New Yorker, 17 April 2017.

Pai, Tanya. 2017. ‘The Squishy, Sugary History of Peeps’. Vox, 11 April 2017. Accessed 1 May 2017.

Pegoraro, Rob. 2007. ‘Apple’s iPhone is Sleek, Smart and Simple’. Washington Post, 5 July 2007. LexisNexis Academic.

b. In-text citation

(Manjoo 2017)

(Mead 2017, 43)

(Pai 2017)

(Pegoraro 2007)

c. Readers’ comments should be cited in the text but omitted from a reference list.

(i) In-text citation

(Eduardo B [Los Angeles], 9 March 2017, comment on Manjoo 2017)

15. Book review

a. Reference list entry

Kakutani, Michiko. 2016. ‘Friendship Takes a Path That Diverges’. Review of Swing Time, by Zadie Smith. New York Times, 7 November 2016.

b. In-text citation

(Kakutani 2016)

16. Interview

a. Reference list entry

Stamper, Kory. 2017. ‘From “F-Bomb” to “Photobomb,” How the Dictionary Keeps Up with English’. Interview by Terry Gross. Fresh Air, NPR, 19 April 2017. Audio, 35:25. Accessed 1 May 2017.

b. In-text citation

(Stamper 2017)

17. Thesis or dissertation

a. Reference list entry

Rutz, Cynthia Lillian. 2013. ‘King Lear and Its Folktale Analogues’. PhD diss., University of Chicago.

b. In-text citation

(Rutz 2013, 99–100)

18. Website content

a. Reference list entries (in alphabetical order)

Bouman, Katie. 2016. ‘How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole’. Filmed November 2016 at TEDxBeaconStreet, Brookline, MA. Video, 12:51.

Google. 2017. ‘Privacy Policy’. Privacy & Terms. Last modified 17 April 2017.

Yale University. n.d. ‘About Yale: Yale Facts’. Accessed 1 May 2017.

b. In-text citations

(Bouman 2016)

(Google 2017)

(Yale University, n.d.)


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