How to format your references using the Archaeometry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archaeometry. 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
Weissleder, R., 2006, Molecular imaging in cancer, Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5777), 1168–71.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shinnar, R., and Citro, F., 2006, Energy. A road map to U.S. decarbonization, Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5791), 1243–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moritz, R. E., Bitz, C. M., and Steig, E. J., 2002, Dynamics of recent climate change in the Arctic, Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5586), 1497–502.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hwang, E. S., Szabo, S. J., Schwartzberg, P. L., and Glimcher, L. H., 2005, T helper cell fate specified by kinase-mediated interaction of T-bet with GATA-3, Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5708), 430–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Evtukh, A., Hartnagel, H., Yilmazoglu, O., Mimura, H., and Pavlidis, D., 2015, Vacuum Nanoelectronic Devices, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Wang, R., Shen, E., and Gu, F. (eds.), 2008, Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics ICCN 2007: Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics. ICCN 2007 Proceedings, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Murphy, G. M., and Ralph, N., 2016, Photoprotection, Photoimmunology and Autoimmune Diseases, In Principles and Practice of Photoprotection (eds. S. Q. Wang, and H. W. Lim), 75–93, Springer International Publishing, Cham.

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 Archaeometry.

Blog post
Hamilton, K., 2017, Don’t Panic: The Northern Lights Won’t Be Turning Off Anytime Soon, IFLScience, IFLScience, URL:


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, 1976, Status and Issues Relating to the Space Transportation System, 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
Watkins, J. J., 2017, Victor Echo Tango (VET) Support Services Inc, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Vecsey, G., 2011, Left on the Sideline as an Underdog Celebrates, New York Times, July 18, D7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Weissleder 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Weissleder 2006; Shinnar and Citro 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Shinnar and Citro 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Hwang et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleArchaeometry
ISSN (online)1475-4754

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