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
Monroe, C. “Quantum information processing with atoms and photons.” Nature 416.6877 (2002): 238–246.
A journal article with 2 authors
Punnoose, Alexander, and Alexander M. Finkel’stein. “Metal-insulator transition in disordered two-dimensional electron systems.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 310.5746 (2005): 289–291.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pevzner, Pavel A., Sangtae Kim, and Julio Ng. “Comment on ‘Protein sequences from mastodon and Tyrannosaurus rex revealed by mass spectrometry.’” Science (New York, N.Y.) 321.5892 (2008): 1040; author reply 1040.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gupta, Rajeev et al. “NOV (CCN3) functions as a regulator of human hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 316.5824 (2007): 590–593.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Henriksen, Richard N. Scale Invariance. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2015.
An edited book
Castanho, Miguel A. R. B., and Gül Güner-Akdogan, eds. The Researching, Teaching, and Learning Triangle. Vol. 10. Mentoring in Academia and Industry. New York, NY: Springer, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Iqbal, Tahreem et al. “Effects of Diabetes-Induced Hyperglycemia in the Heart: Biochemical and Structural Alterations.” In Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms. Ed. Belma Turan and Naranjan S. Dhalla, 77–106. New York, NY: Springer, 2014.

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
Andrew, Elise. “How Dogs Find Their Way Home (Without A GPS).” IFLScience. IFLScience, 16 May 2016. 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. Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, November 3, 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Brenner, Daniel Scott. “The Phonetics of Mandarin Tones in Conversation.” Doctoral dissertation, Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, 2015.

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, Mary. “Sprinter in 1988 Olympic Scandal Denounces Doping.” New York Times, 5 Sep. 2013: B18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference C. Monroe, “Quantum information processing with atoms and photons” Nature. 416.6877 (2002): 238–246, Available:
This sentence cites two references C. Monroe, “Quantum information processing with atoms and photons” Nature. 416.6877 (2002): 238–246, Available:; Alexander Punnoose and Alexander M. Finkel’stein, “Metal-insulator transition in disordered two-dimensional electron systems” Science (New York, N.Y.). 310.5746 (2005): 289–291, Available:

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

  • Two authors:
  • Three authors:
  • 4 or more authors: Rajeev Gupta et al., “NOV (CCN3) functions as a regulator of human hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells” Science (New York, N.Y.). 316.5824 (2007): 590–593, Available:

About the journal

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

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