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
Amzica, F., 2010, Comment on “The human K-complex represents an isolated cortical down-state,” Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6000), 35; author reply 35.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tsai, L., and Barnea, G., 2014, A critical period defined by axon-targeting mechanisms in the murine olfactory bulb, Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6180), 197–200.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lund, D. C., Lynch-Stieglitz, J., and Curry, W. B., 2006, Gulf Stream density structure and transport during the past millennium, Nature, 444(7119), 601–4.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Griffiths, S., Sharp, R., Foote, T. N., Bertin, I., Wanous, M., Reader, S., Colas, I., and Moore, G., 2006, Molecular characterization of Ph1 as a major chromosome pairing locus in polyploid wheat, Nature, 439(7077), 749–52.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jacquenet, C., Bourdon, G., and Boucadair, M., 2008, Service Automation and Dynamic Provisioning Techniques in IP/MPLS Environments, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Oberlack, M., Khujadze, G., Günther, S., Weller, T., Frewer, M., Peinke, J., and Barth, S. (eds.), 2007, Progress in Turbulence II: Proceedings of the iTi Conference in Turbulence 2005, Vol. 109, Springer Proceedings in Physics, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Platen, E., and Bruti-Liberati, N., 2010, Introduction to Scenario Simulation, In Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps in Finance (ed. N. Bruti-Liberati), 233–71, Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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, Deep Sleep-Promoting Brain Region Discovered, 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, 2010, University Research: Policies for the Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Need to Be Updated, 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
Hilton, L. C., 2015, Case study on organic farming as a sustainable solution for African-American farmers, Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, 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
Saulny, S., 2004, Club’s Owner And 2 Others Arrested in Raid, New York Times, March 8, B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Amzica 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Amzica 2010; Tsai and Barnea 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Tsai and Barnea 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Griffiths et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleArchaeometry
ISSN (online)1475-4754

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