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
Michaels, A.F. 2007. Ocean science. Highly active eddies. Science (New York, N.Y.) 316: 992–993.
A journal article with 2 authors
Victor, D.G. and Leape, J.P. 2015. Global climate agreement: After the talks. Nature 527: 439–441.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bali, E., Audétat, A. and Keppler, H. 2013. Water and hydrogen are immiscible in Earth’s mantle. Nature 495: 220–222.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Burlaga, L.F., Ness, N.F., Acuña, M.H., Lepping, R.P., Connerney, J.E.P. and Richardson, J.D. 2008. Magnetic fields at the solar wind termination shock. Nature 454: 75–77.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dye, F.J. 2017. Dictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, .
An edited book
2011. Questioning Excellence in Higher Education: Policies, Experiences and Challenges in National and Comparative Perspective. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, .
A chapter in an edited book
Kirkwood, D.H., Suéry, M., Kapranos, P., Atkinson, H.V. and Young, K.P. 2010. Recent Developments in Slurry Formation. In: Suéry, M., P. Kapranos, H.V. Atkinson and K.P. Young (Eds.) , Semi-solid Processing of Alloys, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Series in Materials Science. pp. 35–37.

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
Andrew, E. 2015. Three Astronauts To Launch Into Space Today. 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 1999. Award of Indian Health Professions Scholarships. 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
Hrivnak, G.A. 2009. [Extending a model of leader -member exchange development: Individual and dyadic effects of personality, similarity and liking. PhD. Thesis, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Schmitt, E. 2017. Vast Exercise Demonstrated Russia’s Growing Military Prowess. New York Times A11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Michaels, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Michaels, 2007; Victor and Leape, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Victor and Leape, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Burlaga et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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