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
Coleman, P. 2007. “Physics. Watching electrons break up”. Science (New York, N.Y.) 316.5829, 1290–1291.
A journal article with 2 authors
Keefe, A D and Szostak, J W. 2001. “Functional proteins from a random-sequence library”. Nature 410.6829, 715–718.
A journal article with 3 authors
Davison, P A, Hunter, C N, and Horton, P. 2002. “Overexpression of beta-carotene hydroxylase enhances stress tolerance in Arabidopsis”. Nature 418.6894, 203–206.
A journal article with 21 or more authors
Mitsuhashi, R, Suzuki, Y, Yamanari, Y, Mitamura, H, Kambe, T, Ikeda, N, Okamoto, H, Fujiwara, A, Yamaji, M, Kawasaki, N, Maniwa, Y, and Kubozono, Y. 2010. “Superconductivity in alkali-metal-doped picene”. Nature 464.7285, 76–79.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Albright, R D. 2013. Death of the Chesapeake. Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Eladdadi, A, Kim, P, and Mallet, D (eds.). 2014. Mathematical Models of Tumor-Immune System Dynamics. New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Marengo, M. 2009. “La preparazione delle sacche nella realtà ospedaliera”. In Nutrizione parenterale in pediatria. Eds. M. Marengo and R. Miniero. Milano, 61–83.

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. 2016. “The Top Six Dinosaur Myths And How We Busted Them”. 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. 1997. “Safe and Drug-Free Schools: Balancing Accountability With State and Local Flexibility”., Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Swofford, D M. 2009. Impact of a pharmaceutical company’s leadership development program on participant leadership behavior., Washington, DC.

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
Isherwood, C. 2016. “Transfixed by a Burbling Fountain of Youth”. New York Times C1.

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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