How to format your references using the Anatolia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Anatolia. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Walsh, C. (2001). correction: Enabling the chemistry of life. Nature, 411(6839), 824.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cushing, M. C., & Anseth, K. S. (2007). Materials science. Hydrogel cell cultures. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5828), 1133–1134.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li, F., Martienssen, R., & Cande, W. Z. (2011). Coordination of DNA replication and histone modification by the Rik1-Dos2 complex. Nature, 475(7355), 244–248.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Adams, W. M., Brockington, D., Dyson, J., & Vira, B. (2003). Managing tragedies: understanding conflict over common pool resources. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5652), 1915–1916.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dewe, P. J., O’Driscoll, M. P., & Cooper, C. L. (2010). Coping with Work Stress. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Xiao, J. J. (Ed.). (2008). Handbook of Consumer Finance Research. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Handke, V., & Jonuschat, H. (2013). The CARRIVA Ridesharing Club. In H. Jonuschat (Ed.), Flexible Ridesharing: New Opportunities and Service Concepts for Sustainable Mobility (pp. 41–57). 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 Anatolia.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, May 17). Eastern Quolls To Be Finally Reintroduced To Mainland Australia After 50 Years Of Extinction. 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. (1981). Operation of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal (No. 115478). 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
Huynh, T. N. (2015). The healthy eating, aging and living program for older adults at union station homeless services: A grant proposal (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Pilon, M. (2012, September 6). Picking Up Tennis Balls, and Attention. New York Times, p. B15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Walsh, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Cushing & Anseth, 2007; Walsh, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Cushing & Anseth, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Li, Martienssen, & Cande, 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Adams, Brockington, Dyson, & Vira, 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnatolia
ISSN (print)1303-2917
ISSN (online)2156-6909
ScopeEarth-Surface Processes
Geography, Planning and Development

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