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
Sommer, M. O. A. (2014). Microbiology: Barriers to the spread of resistance. Nature, 509(7502), 567–568.
A journal article with 2 authors
Atkinson, T., & Leeder, M. (2008). Geology. Canyon cutting on a grand time scale. Science (New York, N.Y.), 319(5868), 1343–1344.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rokas, A., Krüger, D., & Carroll, S. B. (2005). Animal evolution and the molecular signature of radiations compressed in time. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5756), 1933–1938.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gupta, R., Kim, J. Y., Espinal, M. A., Caudron, J. M., Pecoul, B., Farmer, P. E., & Raviglione, M. C. (2001). Public health. Responding to market failures in tuberculosis control. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5532), 1049–1051.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Klir, G. J. (2005). Uncertainty and Information. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Guimarães, K. S., Panchenko, A., & Przytycka, T. M. (Eds.). (2009). Advances in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: 4th Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2009, Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 29-31, 2009. Proceedings (Vol. 5676). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Costa, G., & Ramina, A. (2014). Temperate Fruit Species. In G. R. Dixon & D. E. Aldous (Eds.), Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1: Production Horticulture (pp. 97–121). Springer Netherlands.

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. (2017, January 19). We’ve Created A New Vibration-Proof ‘Metamaterial’ That Could Save Premature Babies’ Lives. 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. (1981). Comments on Proposed FPR Subpart (B-203515). 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
Green, D. J. (2010). Shoulder functional anatomy and development – Implications for interpreting early hominin locomotion [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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
Greenhouse, L. (2007, October 3). Justices Take Up Discretion Of the Courts in Sentencing. New York Times, A22.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sommer, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Atkinson & Leeder, 2008; Sommer, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Atkinson & Leeder, 2008)
  • Three authors: (Rokas et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Gupta et al., 2001)

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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