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
Willyard, C., 2010. Joining forces. Nature 466, S9-10.
A journal article with 2 authors
Allmann, S., Baldwin, I.T., 2010. Insects betray themselves in nature to predators by rapid isomerization of green leaf volatiles. Science 329, 1075–1078.
A journal article with 3 authors
Robinson, D.P., Das, S., Watts, A.B., 2006. Earthquake rupture stalled by a subducting fracture zone. Science 312, 1203–1205.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chin, J.W., Cropp, T.A., Anderson, J.C., Mukherji, M., Zhang, Z., Schultz, P.G., 2003. An expanded eukaryotic genetic code. Science 301, 964–967.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bucci, D., 2017. Analog Electronics for Measuring Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Gonçalves, R.J., Müller, J.P., Mertins, K., Zelm, M. (Eds.), 2007. Enterprise Interoperability II: New Challenges and Approaches. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Holmstrup, P., Nielsen, C.H., 2016. Linkage Between Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis, in: Lynge Pedersen, A.M. (Ed.), Oral Infections and General Health: From Molecule to Chairside. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 45–51.

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
Davis, J., 2017. Antarctica Is Greening Due To Climate Change [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, 2004. Electronic Government: Initiatives Sponsored by the Office of Management and Budget Have Made Mixed Progress (No. GAO-04-561T). 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
Brenner, D.S., 2015. The Phonetics of Mandarin Tones in Conversation (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
(nyt), S.K., 2001. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Agreement On Moldova Rebels. New York Times A9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Willyard, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Allmann and Baldwin, 2010; Willyard, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Allmann and Baldwin, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Chin 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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