How to format your references using the Archaeological Research in Asia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archaeological Research in Asia. 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
Hagmann, M., 2000. PUBLIC HEALTH: Deaths Among Heroin Users Present a Puzzle. Science 288, 1941a.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fasullo, J.T., Trenberth, K.E., 2012. A less cloudy future: the role of subtropical subsidence in climate sensitivity. Science 338, 792–794.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mani, R.G., Kriisa, A., Wegscheider, W., 2013. Size-dependent giant-magnetoresistance in millimeter scale GaAs/AlGaAs 2D electron devices. Sci. Rep. 3, 2747.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Katz, H.E., Lovinger, A.J., Johnson, J., Kloc, C., Siegrist, T., Li, W., Lin, Y.Y., Dodabalapur, A., 2000. A soluble and air-stable organic semiconductor with high electron mobility. Nature 404, 478–481.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wills, B., 2016. Purposely Profitable. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Yehuda, S., Mostofsky, D.I. (Eds.), 2010. Iron Deficiency and Overload: From Basic Biology to Clinical Medicine, Nutrition and Health. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.
A chapter in an edited book
Wen, C.-K., Li, W., Guo, H., 2015. Regulatory Components of Ethylene Signal Transduction, in: Wen, C.-K. (Ed.), Ethylene in Plants. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 73–92.

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 Archaeological Research in Asia.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2016. Why Does Being A Twin Run In Families? [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1999. Month In Review, July 1999: Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications (No. OPA-99-10). 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
Shen, F.-Y., 2009. A pedagogical and analytic comparison of Auguste Franchomme’s twelve Caprices, op. 7 and Alfredo Piatti’s twelve Caprices, op. 25 (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Johnson, G., 2014. Beyond Energy, Matter, Time and Space. New York Times D6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hagmann, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Fasullo and Trenberth, 2012; Hagmann, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Fasullo and Trenberth, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Katz et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleArchaeological Research in Asia
AbbreviationArchaeol. Res. Asia
ISSN (print)2352-2267

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