How to format your references using the Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie (AGP). 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Webb, B. 2002. “Robots in invertebrate neuroscience”. Nature 417.6886, 359–363.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhu, M and Ahlberg, P E. 2004. “The origin of the internal nostril of tetrapods”. Nature 432.7013, 94–97.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tatar, M, Bartke, A, and Antebi, A. 2003. “The endocrine regulation of aging by insulin-like signals”. Science (New York, N.Y.) 299.5611, 1346–1351.
A journal article with 21 or more authors
Dambacher, J M, Rossignol, P A, Li, H W, and Emlen, J M. 2001. “Dam breaching and chinook salmon recovery”. Science (New York, N.Y.) 291.5506, 939.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Burk, F. 1997. Lebesgue Measure and Integration. Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Wang, Z. 2016. Social Video Content Delivery. Eds. J. Liu and W. Zhu. Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Tornyai, R and Kertesz, A. 2014. “Towards Autonomous Data Sharing Across Personal Clouds”. In Euro-Par 2014: Parallel Processing Workshops: Euro-Par 2014 International Workshops, Porto, Portugal, August 25-26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part II. Eds. L. Lopes, J. Žilinskas, A. Costan, R.G. Cascella, G. Kecskemeti, E. Jeannot, M. Cannataro, L. Ricci, S. Benkner, S. Petit, V. Scarano, J. Gracia, S. Hunold, S.L. Scott, S. Lankes, C. Lengauer, J. Carretero, J. Breitbart, and M. Alexander. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham, 50–61.

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 Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie.

Blog post
Andrew, D. 2014. “Watch A Man Walk On Lava”. IFLScience.


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. 2007. “Information Technology: Treasury Needs to Strengthen Its Investment Board Operations and Oversight”., Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Merritt, K M. 2017. Predicting the Success of Running Back Prospects in the National Football League., Long Beach, 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
Pilon, M and Mather, V. 2013. “To Avoid I.O.C. Cut, a Sport Changed”. New York Times B13.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleArchiv für Geschichte der Philosophie
ISSN (print)0003-9101
ISSN (online)1613-0650

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