Citation Styles


Scholastica supports commonly used citation styles – including MLA, AMA, APA, Chicago Author-Date, etc. Internally, citation styles are supported via the Citation Style Language (CSL) specification.

Note: Only journals subscribed to typesetting can update citation styles.

Selecting your journal's citation style

You can select your journal's citation style by visiting My Journals > Publishing > Publishing Settings and clicking "Edit". This will open a modal where you can select from a list of supported citation styles.

How to change citation style

What happens after I change my citation style?

Changing your journal's citation style is a big decision which should not be taken lightly. Once changed, all of your articles citations will immediately be updated to reflect your new citation style.

Please note, however, that your existing article PDFs will not automatically update. Any time you create a new article or update an existing article, the PDF will be regenerated using the new citation styles. If you'd like to regenerate all your article PDFs in bulk, please contact us and we can help you out.