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ASA Style Guide: References Page

Basic Formatting

Journal Articles

Author1 (last name inverted), Author2 (including fullsurname, last name is not inverted), and Author3. Year of publication. "Title of Article." Name of publication (italicized) Volume Number(Issue Number):page numbers of article.

Chen, Feinian, Yang Yang, and Guangya Liu. 2010. "Social Change and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health over the Life Course in China: A Cohort Analysis." American Sociological Review 75(1):126-50.

Journal Articles with a DOI

Persell, Caroline Hodges, Kathryn M. Pfeiffer, and Ali Syed. 2008. "How Sociological Leaders Teach: Some Key Principles." Teaching Sociology 36(2):108-24. doi:10.1177/0092055X0803600202.


Author1 (last name inverted), Author2 (including full surname, last name is not inverted), and Author3. Year of publication. Name of Publication (italicized). Location of publisher, state, or province postal code (or name of country if a foreign publisher): Publisher's Name.

Edin, Kathyrn, and Maria Kefalas. 2005. Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Articles from E-Resources

Omit pages numbers and add the URL and date of access (if necessary).

Scahfer, Daniel W., and Fred L. Ramsey. 2003. "Teaching the Craft of Data Analysis." Journal of Statistics Education 11(1).

Dietz, Bernadette E., and Lynn Harper, eds. 2008. Scaffolding for Student Success in Learning. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Retrieved October 1, 2018.

Additional Guidelines

  • List all references in alphabetical order.
  • Include first names and last names for all authors/editors.
  • Do not use ampersand (&) for and in joining names.
  • For repeated authors or editors, arrange references for the same single author from earliest to latest.
  • If no date is available, use n.d. in place of the date.

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