How to format your references using the Anales de Antropología citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Anales de Antropología. 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
Gardner, J. A. (2000). Ars longa, vita brevis. Nature, 408(6809), 143.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tarlinton, D., & Good-Jacobson, K. (2013). Diversity among memory B cells: origin, consequences, and utility. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6151), 1205–1211.
A journal article with 3 authors
Larson, K. M., Bodin, P., & Gomberg, J. (2003). Using 1-Hz GPS data to measure deformations caused by the Denali fault earthquake. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5624), 1421–1424.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Nishinaga, O., Kikuchi, T., Natsui, S., & Suzuki, R. O. (2013). Rapid fabrication of self-ordered porous alumina with 10-/sub-10-nm-scale nanostructures by selenic acid anodizing. Scientific Reports, 3, 2748.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wittcoff, H. A., Reuben, B. G., & Plotkin, J. S. (2012). Industrial Organic Chemicals. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Liamputtong, P. (Ed.). (2013). Women, Motherhood and Living with HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Hirzalla, M., Cleland-Huang, J., & Arsanjani, A. (2009). A Metrics Suite for Evaluating Flexibility and Complexity in Service Oriented Architectures. In G. Feuerlicht & W. Lamersdorf (Eds.), Service-Oriented Computing – ICSOC 2008 Workshops: ICSOC 2008 International Workshops, Sydney, Australia, December 1st, 2008, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 41–52). Springer.

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 Anales de Antropología.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2016, November 23). Video Shows Otters Drown And Kill A Monkey At A Zoo. IFLScience; 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. (2008). Performance and Accountability Highlights Fiscal Year 2007 (GAO-08-2SP). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Rees, C. L. (2009). A systems-level investigation into the genetic determinants of childhood-onset schizophrenia [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington University.

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
Kelly, C. (2013, August 25). When Hill Country Feels Too Much Like Shreveport. New York Times, A23B.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gardner, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Gardner, 2000; Tarlinton & Good-Jacobson, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Tarlinton & Good-Jacobson, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Larson et al., 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Nishinaga et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnales de Antropología
AbbreviationAn. Antropol.
ISSN (print)0185-1225

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