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
Haddad, N. M., 2015, ECOLOGY. Corridors for people, corridors for nature, Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6265), 1166–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Medlock, J., and Galvani, A. P., 2009, Optimizing influenza vaccine distribution, Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5948), 1705–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Xie, X. S., Yu, J., and Yang, W. Y., 2006, Living cells as test tubes, Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5771), 228–30.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Agalarov, S. C., Sakharov, P. A., Fattakhova, D. K., Sogorin, E. A., and Spirin, A. S., 2014, Internal translation initiation and eIF4F/ATP-independent scanning of mRNA by eukaryotic ribosomal particles, Scientific reports, 4, 4438.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Malina, M., 2013, Delivering Sustainable Buildings, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford.
An edited book
Umeda, S., Nakano, M., Mizuyama, H., Hibino, H., Kiritsis, D., and von Cieminski, G. (eds.), 2015, Advances in Production Management Systems: Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth: IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2015, Tokyo, Japan, September 7-9, 2015, Proceedings, Part II 1st ed. 2015 ed., Vol. 460, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Pinheiro, A., Canedo, E. D., de Sousa, R. T., and de Oliveira Albuquerque, R., 2016, A Proposed Protocol for Periodic Monitoring of Cloud Storage Services Using Trust and Encryption, In Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2016: 16th International Conference, Beijing, China, July 4-7, 2016, Proceedings, Part II (eds. O. Gervasi, B. Murgante, S. Misra, A. M. A. C. Rocha, C. M. Torre, D. Taniar, B. O. Apduhan, E. Stankova, and S. Wang), 45–59, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 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
Andrew, E., 2014, Earth’s Primordial Atmosphere Lost Due To Relentless Small Impacts, 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, 2003, Pipeline Safety: Systematic Process Needed to Evaluate Outcomes of Research and Development Program, 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
Brown, C. P., 2010, Range vs. register: An important distinction in choral repertoire for the adolescent male, 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
Himelstein, L., 2017, Hotel Buffets, a Culprit of Waste, Get Downsized, New York Times, September 8, D4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Haddad 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Medlock and Galvani 2009; Haddad 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Medlock and Galvani 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Agalarov et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleArchaeometry
ISSN (online)1475-4754

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