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
Deichmann, U., 2000, An unholy alliance. The Nazis showed that “politically responsible” science risks losing its soul, Nature, 405(6788), 739.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jacobsen, S. B., and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA., 2003, Geochemistry. How old is planet Earth?, Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5625), 1513–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Terray, A., Oakey, J., and Marr, D. W. M., 2002, Microfluidic control using colloidal devices, Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5574), 1841–4.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Salamat, A., Deifallah, M., Cabrera, R. Q., Corà, F., and McMillan, P. F., 2013, Identification of new pillared-layered carbon nitride materials at high pressure, Scientific reports, 3, 2122.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Padmanabhan, T. R., and Bala Tripura Sundari, B., 2005, Design Through Verilog HDL, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Picher, M., and Boucher, R. C. (eds.), 2011, Purinergic Regulation of Respiratory Diseases, Vol. 55, Subcellular Biochemistry, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Almestad, K., 2016, The Notion of ‘Opting Out,’ In The Handbook of EEA Law (ed. C. Baudenbacher), 85–94, 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, D., 2017, Seven Things To Keep In Mind If You’re Going To March For Science, 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, 1993, High Speed Ground Transportation: Financial Barriers to Development, 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
Ochoa-Bontemps, R. S., 2012, Rebuilding the Broken Mirror: An Imaginal Approach to the Multicultural Self, Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, 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, A Miserable Month in the World of Sports, New York Times, December 11, SP9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Deichmann 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Deichmann 2000; Jacobsen and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Jacobsen and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Salamat et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleArchaeometry
ISSN (online)1475-4754

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