How to format your references using the Annual Review of Entomology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annual Review of Entomology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Lawler A. 2000. ASIAN-AMERICAN SCIENTISTS: Silent No Longer: “Model Minority” Mobilizes. Science. 290(5494):1072–77
A journal article with 2 authors
Feinberg EH, Hunter CP. 2003. Transport of dsRNA into cells by the transmembrane protein SID-1. Science. 301(5639):1545–47
A journal article with 3 authors
Palter JB, Lozier MS, Barber RT. 2005. The effect of advection on the nutrient reservoir in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. Nature. 437(7059):687–92
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Okazaki R, Takaoka N, Nagao K, Sekiya M, Nakamura T. 2001. Noble-gas-rich chondrules in an enstatite meteorite. Nature. 412(6849):795–98

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety. 1994. Guidelines for Implementing Process Safety Management Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Jervis MA, ed. 2005. Insects As Natural Enemies: A Practical Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. XIV, 748 p. 200 illus., 100 illus. in color p.
A chapter in an edited book
Raghukumar C, Ravindran J. 2012. Fungi and Their Role in Corals and Coral Reef Ecosystems. In Biology of Marine Fungi, ed C Raghukumar, pp. 89–113. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer

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 Annual Review of Entomology.

Blog post
Luntz S. 2014. “Green” Jet Fuel From Sunlight Developed. IFLScience.


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. 1998. NASA Procurement: Status of Efforts to Improve Oversight. NSIAD-98-198R, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hunt SA. 2012. A study of health care payment organizations’ culture and adaptability to revolutionary change. Doctoral dissertation thesis. Pepperdine University

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 L. 2007. LIPA Ponders Fate of Wind Farm as Costs Rise. New York Times, July 8, p. LI2

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (2).
This sentence cites two references (3, 4).
This sentence cites four references (3, 4, 7, 8).

About the journal

Full journal titleAnnual Review of Entomology
AbbreviationAnnu. Rev. Entomol.
ISSN (print)0066-4170
ISSN (online)1545-4487
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Insect Science

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