How to format your references using the Anglia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Anglia. 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
Smith, Caitlin. 2013. “Cancer Shows Strength through Diversity”. Nature 499: 505–508.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gorbunova, Yuliya V. and Nicholas C. Spitzer. 2002. “Dynamic Interactions of Cyclic AMP Transients and Spontaneous Ca(2+) Spikes”. Nature 418: 93–96.
A journal article with 3 authors
Miyazawa, Atsuo, Yoshinori Fujiyoshi and Nigel Unwin. 2003. “Structure and Gating Mechanism of the Acetylcholine Receptor Pore”. Nature 423: 949–955.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Pan, Hongming, Lan He, Bin Wang and Wenquan Niu. 2014. “The Relationship between RAGE Gene Four Common Polymorphisms and Breast Cancer Risk in Northeastern Han Chinese”. Scientific Reports 4: 4355.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Monino, Jean-Louis and Soraya Sedkaoui. 2016. Big Data, Open Data and Data Development. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Takeuchi, Yasuhiro, Yoh Iwasa and Kazunori Sato (eds.). 2007. Mathematics for Life Science and Medicine. Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Raj, Senthorun. 2016. “Disturbing Disgust: Gesturing to the Abject in Queer Cases”. In: Angela Dwyer, Matthew Ball, and Thomas Crofts (eds.). Queering Criminology. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 83–101.

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 Anglia.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. 2016. “African Scientists A Step Closer To Testing For TB In A Matter Of Minutes”. IFLScience. IFLScience. May 19, 2016 <> [accessed 30 October 2018].


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. 2004. “Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Federal Agencies Are Taking Steps to Assist States and Local Agencies in Coordinating Transportation Services”. GAO-04-420R. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Allard, Lee. 2006. “Exposure to Low-Level Ionizing Radiation and Risk of Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in Participants of the Fernald Medical Monitoring Program”. Doctoral dissertation, Cincinnati, OH: University of Cincinnati.

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
Forsythe, Michael and Alexandra Stevenson. 2017. “Murky Firm Is Behind A Donation Of $18 Billion”. New York Times, July 27, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smith 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Smith 2013; Gorbunova and Spitzer 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Gorbunova and Spitzer 2002)
  • Three authors: (Miyazawa, Fujiyoshi, and Unwin 2003)
  • 4 or more authors: (Pan et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnglia
ISSN (print)0340-5222
ISSN (online)1865-8938

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