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
Vedral, V., 2008, Quantifying entanglement in macroscopic systems, Nature, 453(7198), 1004–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lopes, W. A., and Jaeger, H. M., 2001, Hierarchical self-assembly of metal nanostructures on diblock copolymer scaffolds, Nature, 414(6865), 735–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Weiner, S., Sagi, I., and Addadi, L., 2005, Structural biology. Choosing the crystallization path less traveled, Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5737), 1027–8.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hertlein, C., Helden, L., Gambassi, A., Dietrich, S., and Bechinger, C., 2008, Direct measurement of critical Casimir forces, Nature, 451(7175), 172–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bamfield, P., 2006, Research and Development in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
Klein, G. L. (ed.), 2014, Bone Drugs in Pediatrics: Efficacy and Challenges, Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Cerny, E., Dudani, S., Havlicek, J., and Korchemny, D., 2010, Basic Properties, In The Power of Assertions in SystemVerilog (eds. S. Dudani, J. Havlicek, and D. Korchemny), 101–13, Springer US, Boston, MA.

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
Andrews, R., 2017, African Penguins Are Dying Out Thanks To Climate Change, 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, 1991, ADP Procurement: Better Capacity Planning Needed at Agriculture’s National Finance Center, 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
Smith, M. P., 2009, De la página a la pantalla: Memoria de la Guerra Civil española en la narrativa contemporánea, Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Hodara, S., 2014, The City as Gallery, New York Times, April 27, WE7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Vedral 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Lopes and Jaeger 2001; Vedral 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Lopes and Jaeger 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Hertlein et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleArchaeometry
ISSN (online)1475-4754

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