China Communications Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in China Communications style?

This is the Citationsy guide to China Communications citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in China Communications.

cite China Communications  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the China Communications referencing style? (2022 Guide)

A book citation in China Communications always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in China Communications using placeholders:
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F. N. Last Name, Title, Edition. City: Publisher, 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
China Communications citation:
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M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed. New York: Random House, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in China Communications looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the China Communications citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in China Communications format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the China Communications citation format.

Here’s a China Communications journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F., “Title”, Container, vol. Volume, no. Issue, p. pages Used, Jan. 2000, doi: DOI.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in China Communications:
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C. Petit and J. Sieffermann, “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?”, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 161-172, Jan. 2007, doi: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in China Communications style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in China Communications

Here’s an China Communications example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F., “Title”, 01-Jan.-2000. [Online]. Available: https://www.example.com. [Accessed: 07-Oct.-2022].
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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M. Tran, “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”, 05-Nov.-2008. [Online]. Available: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. [Accessed: 07-Oct.-2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video China Communications in 2022

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in China Communications

Here’s a China Communications citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName, “Title”, YouTube, 01-Jan.-2000. [Online]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. [Accessed: 07-Oct.-2022].
So how to cite a video China Communications?
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Pixar, “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”, YouTube, 03-Jun.-2015. [Online]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. [Accessed: 07-Oct.-2022].
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using China Communications referencing style

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a podcast episode in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in China Communications

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in China Communications.
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F. Lastname, “Title”. Publisher, 01-Jan.-2000.
Podcast referencing example in China Communications using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life, “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio, 02-Mar.-2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using China Communications referencing style?

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in China Communications

An example song citation in China Communications.
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F. Lastname, Song Title. 2000.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in China Communications:
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The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun. 1969.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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