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
Symington, L.S., 2014. DNA repair: Making the cut. Nature 514, 39–40.
A journal article with 2 authors
Knight, J.C., Russell, P.S.J., 2002. Applied optics. New ways to guide light. Science 296, 276–277.
A journal article with 3 authors
Aravin, A.A., Hannon, G.J., Brennecke, J., 2007. The Piwi-piRNA pathway provides an adaptive defense in the transposon arms race. Science 318, 761–764.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Dan, J., Li, M., Yang, J., Li, J., Okuka, M., Ye, X., Liu, L., 2013. Roles for Tbx3 in regulation of two-cell state and telomere elongation in mouse ES cells. Sci. Rep. 3, 3492.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bertau, M., Müller, A., Fröhlich, P., Katzberg, M., 2013. Industrielle Anorganische Chemie. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Gewertz, B.L., 2015. The Best Medicine: A Physician’s Guide to Effective Leadership. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Plaza, A., Plaza, J., Valencia, D., 2006. AMEEPAR: Parallel Morphological Algorithm for Hyperspectral Image Classification on Heterogeneous Networks of Workstations, in: Alexandrov, V.N., Albada, G.D. van, Sloot, P.M.A., Dongarra, J. (Eds.), Computational Science – ICCS 2006: 6th International Conference, Reading, UK, May 28-31, 2006. Proceedings, Part III, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 24–31.

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
Fang, J., 2014. Unevolved Galaxy Hails from the Early Universe [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/space/unevolved-galaxy-hails-early-universe/ (accessed 10.30.18).

Reports

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, 2009. Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: With Costs Increasing and Data Continuity at Risk, Improvements Needed in Tri-agency Decision Making (No. GAO-09-564). 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
Moran, J.A., 2009. Investigating the circumstellar environments of young stars with the PROMPT polarimeter (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

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
Hodgman, J., 2017. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times MM24.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Symington, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Knight and Russell, 2002; Symington, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Knight and Russell, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Dan et al., 2013)

About the journal

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