How to format your references using the Angelaki citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Angelaki. 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
Laughlin, Gregory. “Astronomy. A dance of extrasolar planets.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 330.6000 (2010): 47–48.
A journal article with 2 authors
Temeles, Ethan J., and W. John Kress. “Adaptation in a plant-hummingbird association.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 300.5619 (2003): 630–633.
A journal article with 3 authors
Postma, Erik, Simon C. Griffith, and Robert Brooks. “Evolutionary genetics: evolution of mate choice in the wild.” Nature 444.7121 (2006): E16; discussion E16-7.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Currie, Michael J. et al. “High-efficiency organic solar concentrators for photovoltaics.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 321.5886 (2008): 226–228.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Shi, Zhang-Jie. Homogeneous Catalysis for Unreactive Bond Activation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
An edited book
Deakin, Janine E., Paul D. Waters, and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves, eds. Marsupial Genetics and Genomics. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Rogowska, Justyna, and Jacek Namieśnik. “Environmental Implications of Oil Spills from Shipping Accidents.” In Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Volume 206. Ed. David M. Whitacre, 95–114. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. New York, NY: Springer, 2010.

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 Angelaki.

Blog post
Carpineti, Alfredo. “How Gaming Impacts Childrens’ Academic Achievements.” IFLScience. IFLScience, 13 Oct. 2015. Online. Internet. 30 Oct. 2018. . Available:


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. Free Shuttle Service for Commuting Employees on Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, April 1, 1974.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Gandarilla, Alejandra Herrera. “Family preservation: A content analysis of literature.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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
Mullen, Michael G. “The Refugees We Need.” New York Times, 29 Sep. 2017: A25.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleAngelaki
ISSN (print)0969-725X
ISSN (online)1469-2899
ScopeLiterature and Literary Theory
Cultural Studies

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