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
Adam, D. “Plastics that conduct win inventors chemistry prize.” Nature 407.6805 (2000): 662.
A journal article with 2 authors
Srinivasan, Manoj, and Andy Ruina. “Computer optimization of a minimal biped model discovers walking and running.” Nature 439.7072 (2006): 72–75.
A journal article with 3 authors
Padhi, Aditya K., Bhyravabhotla Jayaram, and James Gomes. “Prediction of functional loss of human angiogenin mutants associated with ALS by molecular dynamics simulations.” Scientific reports 3 (2013): 1225.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Guerlin, Christine et al. “Progressive field-state collapse and quantum non-demolition photon counting.” Nature 448.7156 (2007): 889–893.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Charalambides, Charalambos A. Combinatorial Methods in Discrete Distributions: Charalambides/Combinatorial. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.
An edited book
Kreutzmann, Hermann, ed. Pastoral practices in High Asia: Agency of “development” effected by modernisation, resettlement and transformation. Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Correa, José R., Laurent Feuilloley, and José A. Soto. “Independent and Hitting Sets of Rectangles Intersecting a Diagonal Line.” In LATIN 2014: Theoretical Informatics: 11th Latin American Symposium, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 31–April 4, 2014. Proceedings. Ed. Alberto Pardo and Alfredo Viola, 35–46. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Carpineti, Alfredo. “Play This Game Today To Help Test The Laws Of Quantum Mechanics.” IFLScience. IFLScience, 30 Nov. 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. Outlay Savings From Program Reductions and Terminations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, April 18, 1973.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lord, Vanessa. “Defining eating disorder recovery: A qualitative approach.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach, 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
Winerip, Michael, Michael Schwirtz, and Robert Gebeloff. “For Blacks Facing Parole, Signs of Broken System in New York.” New York Times, 4 Dec. 2016: A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference D. Adam, “Plastics that conduct win inventors chemistry prize” Nature. 407.6805 (2000): 662, Available:
This sentence cites two references D. Adam, “Plastics that conduct win inventors chemistry prize” Nature. 407.6805 (2000): 662, Available:; Manoj Srinivasan and Andy Ruina, “Computer optimization of a minimal biped model discovers walking and running” Nature. 439.7072 (2006): 72–75, Available:

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

  • Two authors:
  • Three authors:
  • 4 or more authors: Christine Guerlin et al., “Progressive field-state collapse and quantum non-demolition photon counting” Nature. 448.7156 (2007): 889–893, 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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