How to format your references using the Ameghiniana citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ameghiniana. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Silk, J.B. 2014. Animal behaviour: The evolutionary roots of lethal conflict. Nature 513: 321–322.
A journal article with 2 authors
Brivanlou, A.H. and Darnell, J.E., Jr 2002. Signal transduction and the control of gene expression. Science (New York, N.Y.) 295: 813–818.
A journal article with 3 authors
Klein, Y., Efrati, E. and Sharon, E. 2007. Shaping of elastic sheets by prescription of non-Euclidean metrics. Science (New York, N.Y.) 315: 1116–1120.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Giorgi, C., Ito, K., Lin, H.-K., Santangelo, C., Wieckowski, M.R., Lebiedzinska, M., Bononi, A., Bonora, M., Duszynski, J., Bernardi, R., Rizzuto, R., Tacchetti, C., Pinton, P. and Pandolfi, P.P. 2010. PML regulates apoptosis at endoplasmic reticulum by modulating calcium release. Science (New York, N.Y.) 330: 1247–1251.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Snape, S. 2011. Ancient Egyptian Tombs. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, .
An edited book
2016. The Lower Limb Tendinopathies: Etiology, Biology and Treatment. Springer International Publishing, Cham, .
A chapter in an edited book
Hall, M.J.W. and Reginatto, M. 2016. Thermodynamics and Mixtures on Configuration Space. In: Reginatto, M. (Ed.) , Ensembles on Configuration Space: Classical, Quantum, and Beyond, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Fundamental Theories of Physics. pp. 61–81.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Ameghiniana.

Blog post
Luntz, S. 2014. Cosmonaut Rebuffs Sexist Questions. IFLScience. Available at Accessed October 30, 2018 IFLScience.


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office 1998. Surface Transportation: Issues Associated With Pipeline Regulation by the Surface Transportation Board. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, .

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Villanueva, R. 2015. [Issues of performance practice: The influence of Franz Strauss upon Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1. PhD. Thesis, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Poniewozik, J. 2017. The President Changes His Tone, if Not His Tune. New York Times A18.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Silk, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Brivanlou and Darnell, 2002; Silk, 2014).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Brivanlou and Darnell, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Giorgi et al., 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleAmeghiniana
ISSN (print)0002-7014
ISSN (online)1851-8044
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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