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
Rokas, A. (2013). Genetics. My oldest sister is a sea walnut? Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6164), 1327–1329.
A journal article with 2 authors
Straneo, F., & Heimbach, P. (2013). North Atlantic warming and the retreat of Greenland’s outlet glaciers. Nature, 504(7478), 36–43.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hagan, C. L., Kim, S., & Kahne, D. (2010). Reconstitution of outer membrane protein assembly from purified components. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5980), 890–892.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lam, H., Oh, D.-C., Cava, F., Takacs, C. N., Clardy, J., de Pedro, M. A., & Waldor, M. K. (2009). D-amino acids govern stationary phase cell wall remodeling in bacteria. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5947), 1552–1555.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Avlonas, N., & Nassos, G. P. (2013). Practical Sustainability Strategies. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Pâques, L. E. (Ed.). (2013). Forest Tree Breeding in Europe: Current State-of-the-Art and Perspectives (Vol. 25). Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Ogrinc, N., Kanduč, T., & Kocman, D. (2015). Integrated Approach to the Evaluation of Chemical Dynamics and Anthropogenic Pollution Sources in the Sava River Basin. In R. Milačič, J. Ščančar, & M. Paunović (Eds.), The Sava River (pp. 75–94). 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
Luntz, S. (2015, May 6). Lava Explosion Triggered By Collapse Of Hawaiian Volcano Wall. 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. (1989). Air Traffic Control: FAA’s Interim Actions to Reduce Near Mid-Air Collisions (RCED-89-149). 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
Hayes, U. T. (2014). Mental health services for foster youth: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Paulson, M. (2017, May 23). Plays Big and Small Split a Top Obie Award. New York Times, C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rokas, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Rokas, 2013; Straneo & Heimbach, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Straneo & Heimbach, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Hagan et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lam et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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