Cities Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2024)


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How to do citations in Cities style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Cities 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 Cities.

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How do you cite a book in the Cities referencing style? (2024 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Cities

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


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How to reference a journal article in the Cities citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Cities format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in Cities

Here’s a Cities journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/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 Cities: