The American Statistician Referencing Guide
(updated Jun 2022)


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How to do citations in The American Statistician style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The American Statistician 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 The American Statistician.

cite The American Statistician  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the The American Statistician referencing style? (2022 Guide)

There are two places to get the information you need for a book citation: the title page, and the reverse side of the title page. Here’s how to cite it in The American Statistician.

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

How to reference a journal article in the The American Statistician citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in The American Statistician format?

Do you need help referencing or citing a research paper in The American Statistician? Here’s how

Here’s a The American Statistician journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000), “Title”, Container, Journal Name, Volume, 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 The American Statistician:
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J. (2007), “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?”, Food Quality and Preference, 18, 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in The American Statistician 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 The American Statistician

Here’s an The American Statistician example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000), “Title”, Publisher, Available athttps://www.example.com.
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, Available athttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video The American Statistician in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in The American Statistician

Here’s a The American Statistician citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000), “Title”, YouTube, Available athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video The American Statistician?
Pixar (2015), “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”, YouTube, Available athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using The American Statistician referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in The American Statistician, this is what you’ll need

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 The American Statistician.
Lastname, F. (2000), “Title”, Publisher.
Podcast referencing example in The American Statistician 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 The American Statistician referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in The American Statistician is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

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


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