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
Erez, N. 2015. “Cancer: Opening LOX to metastasis”. Nature 522.7554, 41–42.
A journal article with 2 authors
Maraia, R J and Rijal, K. 2015. “Structural biology: A transcriptional specialist resolved”. Nature 528.7581, 204–205.
A journal article with 3 authors
Haig, J, Nott, J, and Reichart, G-J. 2014. “Australian tropical cyclone activity lower than at any time over the past 550-1,500 years”. Nature 505.7485, 667–671.
A journal article with 21 or more authors
Costescu, R M, Cahill, D G, Fabreguette, F H, Sechrist, Z A, and George, S M. 2004. “Ultra-low thermal conductivity in W/Al2O3 nanolaminates”. Science (New York, N.Y.) 303.5660, 989–990.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Camarillo, G and García-Martín, M A. 2005. The 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Bernkop-Schnürch, A (ed.). 2009. Oral Delivery of Macromolecular Drugs: Barriers, Strategies and Future Trends. New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Liu, X, Zhao, J, and Feng, Z. 2014. “Instantaneous Motion of a 2-RCR Mechanism with Variable Mobility”. In Intelligent Robotics and Applications: 7th International Conference, ICIRA 2014, Guangzhou, China, December 17-20, 2014, Proceedings, Part I. Eds. X. Zhang, H. Liu, Z. Chen, and N. Wang. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham, 44–55.

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
Taub, B. 2016. “Ancient Termites Cultivated Fungus Gardens, Millions of Years Before Humans Appeared And Invented Agriculture”. 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. 1999. “Export Controls: International Space Station Technology Transfers”., Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Maddirala, R R. 2010. Secure file transfers using mobile device., 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
LaFRANIERE, S and Palmer, E. 2016. “In 130 of Worst Shootings, Vision of Porous Gun Laws”. New York Times A1.

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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