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
Bhattacharya, S. (2014). Science in court: Disease detectives. Nature, 506(7489), 424–426.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ransohoff, R. M., & Stevens, B. (2011). Neuroscience. How many cell types does it take to wire a brain? Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6048), 1391–1392.
A journal article with 3 authors
Xue, P., Qin, H., & Tang, B. (2014). Trapping photons on the line: controllable dynamics of a quantum walk. Scientific Reports, 4, 4825.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Roeffaers, M. B. J., Sels, B. F., Uji-I, H., De Schryver, F. C., Jacobs, P. A., De Vos, D. E., & Hofkens, J. (2006). Spatially resolved observation of crystal-face-dependent catalysis by single turnover counting. Nature, 439(7076), 572–575.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Curtis, P. M. (2011). Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Hasan, M. A., & Helleseth, T. (Eds.). (2010). Arithmetic of Finite Fields: Third International Workshop, WAIFI 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, June 27-30, 2010. Proceedings (Vol. 6087). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Patiniotakis, I., Rizou, S., Verginadis, Y., & Mentzas, G. (2013). Managing Imprecise Criteria in Cloud Service Ranking with a Fuzzy Multi-criteria Decision Making Method. In K.-K. Lau, W. Lamersdorf, & E. Pimentel (Eds.), Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing: Second European Conference, ESOCC 2013, Málaga, Spain, September 11-13, 2013. Proceedings (pp. 34–48). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Carpineti, A. (2017, March 31). Enormous Gas Cloud Was The Largest Structure In The Universe Over 11 Billion Years Ago. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1978). U.S. Economic Aid for the West Bank and Gaza (No. ID-78-35). Washington, DC: 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
An, D. (2017). Improved Flotation of Bastnaesite and Chalcopyrite (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Shear, M. D. (2017, June 1). Trump Abandoning Global Climate Accord. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bhattacharya, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Bhattacharya, 2014; Ransohoff & Stevens, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Ransohoff & Stevens, 2011)
  • Three authors: (Xue, Qin, & Tang, 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Roeffaers et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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