IUCrJ Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in IUCrJ style?

This is the Citationsy guide to IUCrJ 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 IUCrJ.

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

To create a basic works-cited-list entry for a book in IUCrJ follow these simple steps

Here’s an example book citation in IUCrJ using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title City: 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:
IUCrJ citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in IUCrJ looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in IUCrJ format?

Citing formats are used to recognize related literary pieces and to mention references used. To cite any paper in IUCrJ, follow these easy steps

Here’s a IUCrJ journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Container. Volume, pages Used.
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 IUCrJ:
Petit, C. & Sieffermann, J. (2007). 18, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in IUCrJ style?

If you’re writing a research paper, you’ll likely do a fair amount of research online. If you have websites that you want to use as sources for your paper in IUCrJ, follow this simple guide

Here’s an IUCrJ example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title Publisher.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President The Guardian.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video IUCrJ in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in IUCrJ

Here’s a IUCrJ citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000). Title .
So how to cite a video IUCrJ?
Pixar (2015). Pizza Clip — Inside Out .
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using IUCrJ referencing style

As the world goes digital, so does the way we learn. Podcasts have become an increasingly common source of knowledge. Here’s how to cite a podcast episode in IUCrJ

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 IUCrJ.
Lastname, F. (2000). Title Publisher.
Podcast referencing example in IUCrJ using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018). 640: Five Women WBEZ Radio.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

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

Many people think that referencing songs or lyrics to songs isn’t common practise. That’s why we’re here to make it as simple and easy for you to reference a song in IUCrJ. This is all you need

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


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