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
Robinson, A. (2015). Ancient civilization: Cracking the Indus script. Nature, 526(7574), 499–501.
A journal article with 2 authors
Patel, A. G., & Kaufmann, S. H. (2010). Cancer. Targeting bacteria to improve cancer therapy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6005), 766–767.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chao, B. F., Wu, Y. H., & Li, Y. S. (2008). Impact of artificial reservoir water impoundment on global sea level. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5873), 212–214.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Sun, P., Zheng, F., Wang, K., Zhong, M., Wu, D., & Zhu, H. (2014). Electro- and magneto-modulated ion transport through graphene oxide membranes. Scientific Reports, 4, 6798.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lau, V. K. N., & Ricky Kwok, Y.-K. (2006). Channel-Adaptive Technologies and Cross-Layer Designs for Wireless Systems with Multiple Antennas. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Doyle, B., Miller, K., Wittek, A., & Nielsen, P. M. F. (Eds.). (2015). Computational Biomechanics for Medicine: New Approaches and New Applications. Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Liu, Y., & Yang, Z. (2011). Range-Based Network localization. In Z. Yang (Ed.), Location, Localization, and Localizability: Location-awareness Technology for Wireless Networks (pp. 37–54). 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
Fang, J. (2015, March 4). Tobacco Kills Two Out of Three Smokers. 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. (2003). DOD Business Systems Modernization: Improvements to Enterprise Architecture Development and Implementation Efforts Needed (GAO-03-458). 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
Cardillo-Geller, L. (2010). Renegotiating relationships, patterns of grief and experiences of support: An examination of mothers’ relationships with their daughters following daughters’ loss of a husband in the September 11 th, 2001 World Trade Center attacks [Doctoral dissertation]. Columbia University.

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
Feeney, K. (2012, October 21). Whipping Up a Brew That Is True to You. New York Times, NJ10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Robinson, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Patel & Kaufmann, 2010; Robinson, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Patel & Kaufmann, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Chao et al., 2008)
  • 6 or more authors: (Sun et al., 2014)

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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