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
Baulcombe, D. 2013. “Plant science. Small RNA--the secret of noble rot”. Science (New York, N.Y.) 342.6154, 45–46.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bartek, J and Lukas, J. 2006. “Cell biology. Balancing life-or-death decisions”. Science (New York, N.Y.) 314.5797, 261–262.
A journal article with 3 authors
Inaba, M, Buszczak, M, and Yamashita, Y M. 2015. “Nanotubes mediate niche-stem-cell signalling in the Drosophila testis”. Nature 523.7560, 329–332.
A journal article with 21 or more authors
Scales, H, Balmford, A, Liu, M, Sadovy, Y, and Manica, A. 2006. “Keeping bandits at bay?” Science (New York, N.Y.) 313.5787, 612–4; author reply 612-4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bagdonavičius, V, Kruopis, J, and Nikulin, M S. 2011. Non-parametric Tests for Censored Data. Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Kosnik, C, Beck, C, Freese, A R, and Samaras, A P (eds.). 2005. Making a Difference in Teacher Education Through Self-Study: Studies of Personal, Professional and Program Renewal. Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Guo, W, Labrosse, G, and Narayanan, R. 2012. “Unsteady 1D Heat Conduction Problems”. In The Application of the Chebyshev-Spectral Method in Transport Phenomena. Eds. G. Labrosse and R. Narayanan. Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics. Berlin, Heidelberg, 61–73.

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
Fang, J. 2015. “Brain Synapses Last as Long as Memories Do”. 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. 1981. “[Department of Energy’s Authority To Establish a Facility at Morgantown, West Virginia]”., Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Johnson, K C. 2013. Teacher and parent perceptions of classroom experiences of African American male students in a high school alternative program., Malibu, 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
Rojas, R. 2015. “N.Y.U. Takes Cosby’s Name Off Workshop About Film”. New York Times A28.

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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