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
Tu, Y. “How robust is the Internet?” Nature 406.6794 (2000): 353–354.
A journal article with 2 authors
Glimcher, Paul W., and Aldo Rustichini. “Neuroeconomics: the consilience of brain and decision.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 306.5695 (2004): 447–452.
A journal article with 3 authors
Winston, William M., Christina Molodowitch, and Craig P. Hunter. “Systemic RNAi in C. elegans requires the putative transmembrane protein SID-1.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 295.5564 (2002): 2456–2459.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
He, Yizhou Joseph et al. “DYNLL1 binds to MRE11 to limit DNA end resection in BRCA1-deficient cells.” Nature 563.7732 (2018): 522–526.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cicek, Volkan, and Bayan Al-Numan. Corrosion Chemistry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.
An edited book
Sung, Kelvin. Build Your Own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games: Using HTML5, JavaScript, and WebGL. Ed. Jebediah Pavleas, Fernando Arnez, and Jason Pace. Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Conklin, Megan. “Project Entity Matching across FLOSS Repositories.” In Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation: IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11–14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland. Ed. Joseph Feller et al., 45–57. IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2007.

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
Taub, Ben. “Newly Discovered Fossils Provide Snapshot Of Life On Earth Before The Oxygen Crisis.” 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. Information Technology Management: Small Business Administration Needs Policies and Procedures to Control Key IT Processes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, July 20, 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Simon, Jordan T. “Classification of Mechanical and Electrical Response of High Performance Fiber Reinforced-Geopolymer Composites (HPFR-GPC).” Doctoral dissertation, Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana, 2017.

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
Halbfinger, David M., and Ben Hubbard. “Airstrikes on Syrian Sites Renew Focus on Chemical Arms.” New York Times, 7 Sep. 2017: A6.

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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