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
Botvinick, M. (2004). Neuroscience. Probing the neural basis of body ownership. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5685), 782–783.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ibata, R. A., & Lewis, G. F. (2008). The cosmic web in our own backyard. Science (New York, N.Y.), 319(5859), 50–52.
A journal article with 3 authors
West, S. A., Pen, I., & Griffin, A. S. (2002). Cooperation and competition between relatives. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5565), 72–75.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bjørnstad, O. N., Peltonen, M., Liebhold, A. M., & Baltensweiler, W. (2002). Waves of larch budmoth outbreaks in the European alps. Science (New York, N.Y.), 298(5595), 1020–1023.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Popkin, J. D. (2011). A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution. Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Kop, C., Fliedl, G., Mayr, H. C., & Métais, E. (Eds.). (2006). Natural Language Processing and Information Systems: 11th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2006, Klagenfurt, Austria, May 31 - June 2, 2006. Proceedings (Vol. 3999). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Boland, C. R. (2010). DNA Mismatch Repair. In M. A. Rodriguez-Bigas, R. Cutait, P. M. Lynch, I. Tomlinson, & H. F. A. Vasen (Eds.), Hereditary Colorectal Cancer (pp. 67–85). Springer US.

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, D. (2016, October 20). Using Monkeys For Research Is Justified – It’s Giving Us Treatments That Would Be Otherwise Impossible. 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. (1994). Space Station: Update on the Impact of the Expanded Russian Role (NSIAD-94-248). 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
Roan, R. (2017). Depth and Digital in Conversation: Practicing Marriage and Family Therapy Directly With Video Game Avatars [Doctoral dissertation]. Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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
Brantley, B. (2016, October 28). What Would a Modern Sophocles Do? Perhaps He Would Pucker Up. New York Times, C5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Botvinick, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Botvinick, 2004; Ibata & Lewis, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Ibata & Lewis, 2008)
  • Three authors: (West et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Bjørnstad et al., 2002)

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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