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
Barouch, Dan H. “Challenges in the development of an HIV-1 vaccine.” Nature 455.7213 (2008): 613–619.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kurita, Rei, and Hajime Tanaka. “Critical-like phenomena associated with liquid-liquid transition in a molecular liquid.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 306.5697 (2004): 845–848.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schirle, Nicole T., Jessica Sheu-Gruttadauria, and Ian J. MacRae. “Structural basis for microRNA targeting.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 346.6209 (2014): 608–613.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Li, Jun-Min et al. “Short-term parasite-infection alters already the biomass, activity and functional diversity of soil microbial communities.” Scientific reports 4 (2014): 6895.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davis, Robert A. Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2015.
An edited book
Becker, Wolfgang, ed. Advanced Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting Applications. Vol. 111. Springer Series in Chemical Physics. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Biffi, Alessandra, and Ilaria Visigalli. “Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Lysosomal Storage Disorders: Expected Benefits and Limitations.” In Stem Cell Therapy in Lysosomal Storage Diseases. Ed. Jaap Jan Boelens and Robert Wynn, 127–138. Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. New York, NY: Springer, 2013.

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. “Researchers Study More Than 15,000 Penises To Determine Average Lengths Around The World.” IFLScience. IFLScience, 3 Mar. 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. Electronic Government: Success of the Office of Management and Budget’s 25 Initiatives Depends on Effective Management and Oversight. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, March 13, 2003.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Chaves, Juan Scott. “Novel approach for the creation of thin films and interconnects using single walled carbon nanotubes inkjet technology and bacteria.” 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
Saslow, Linda. “L.I.R.R. Safety Campaign Under Way.” New York Times, 12 Aug. 2007: LI2.

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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