How to format your references using the Analytic Methods in Accident Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Analytic Methods in Accident Research. 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
Chien, K.R., 2008. Regenerative medicine and human models of human disease. Nature 453, 302–305.
A journal article with 2 authors
Matouschek, A., Finley, D., 2012. Cell biology. An ancient portal to proteolysis. Science 337, 813–814.
A journal article with 3 authors
Stroud, R.M., Nittler, L.R., Alexander, C.M.O., 2004. Polymorphism in presolar Al2O3 grains from asymptotic giant branch stars. Science 305, 1455–1457.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Matsuo, T., Yamaguchi, S., Mitsui, S., Emi, A., Shimoda, F., Okamura, H., 2003. Control mechanism of the circadian clock for timing of cell division in vivo. Science 302, 255–259.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Casandjian, C., Challamel, N., Lanos, C., Hellesland, J., 2013. Reinforced Concrete Beams, Columns and Frames. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ 07030 USA.
An edited book
Garay, J.A., Gennaro, R. (Eds.), 2014. Advances in Cryptology – CRYPTO 2014: 34th Annual Cryptology Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 17-21, 2014, Proceedings, Part II, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Fini, P.T., Haskell, B.A., 2010. Nonpolar and Semipolar GaN Growth by HVPE, in: Ehrentraut, D., Meissner, E., Bockowski, M. (Eds.), Technology of Gallium Nitride Crystal Growth, Springer Series in Materials Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 97–117.

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 Analytic Methods in Accident Research.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2016. Icelandic Volcano Reveals How Calderas Form [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2005. Special Education: Children With Autism (No. GAO-05-220). 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
Heatlie, J.M., 2015. Effects of Simulation on Senior Nursing Students’ Patient Safety Competence: A Quantitative Study (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, 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
Hodgman, J., 2016. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times MM22.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chien, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Chien, 2008; Matouschek and Finley, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Matouschek and Finley, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Matsuo et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnalytic Methods in Accident Research
AbbreviationAnal. Methods Accid. Res.
ISSN (print)2213-6657
ScopeSafety Research

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