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
Meijer, G. I., 2008, Materials science. Who wins the nonvolatile memory race?, Science (New York, N.Y.), 319(5870), 1625–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Butterworth, B., and Kovas, Y., 2013, Understanding neurocognitive developmental disorders can improve education for all, Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6130), 300–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cohen, I. G., Savulescu, J., and Adashi, E. Y., 2015, Medicine. Transatlantic lessons in regulation of mitochondrial replacement therapy, Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6231), 178–80.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Coltman, D. W., O’Donoghue, P., Jorgenson, J. T., Hogg, J. T., Strobeck, C., and Festa-Bianchet, M., 2003, Undesirable evolutionary consequences of trophy hunting, Nature, 426(6967), 655–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Clayton, L. A., 2010, Bartolomé de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Hülsenberg, D., 2008, Microstructuring of Glasses, Vol. 87, Springer Series in Materials Science, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Handman, E., Kedzierski, L., Uboldi, A. D., and Goding, J. W., 2008, Fishing for Anti-Leishmania Drugs: Principles and Problems, In Drug Targets in Kinetoplastid Parasites (ed. H. K. Majumder), 48–60, Advances In Experimental Medicine And Biology, Springer, New York, NY.

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
Andrew, E., 2014, From Comet Chasing To Gravity Waves: 2014 In Six Science Stories, 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, 1988, FAA Staffing: Recruitment, Hiring, and Initial Training of Safety-Related Personnel, 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
Slaughter, R. A., 2017, Tradition and Progress: California Fire Technology Directors Beliefs and Values, Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, Malibu, 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
Walsh, M. W., 2015, Puerto Rico Unveils Painful Plan for Islanders, and Bond Holders, New York Times, September 10, B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Meijer 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Meijer 2008; Butterworth and Kovas 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Butterworth and Kovas 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Coltman et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleArchaeometry
ISSN (online)1475-4754

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