How to format your references using the Asian Anthropology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asian Anthropology. 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
Dlott, Dana D. 2005. “Chemistry. Ultrafast Chemical Exchange Seen with 2D Vibrational Echoes.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 309 (5739): 1333–1334.
A journal article with 2 authors
Berger, A., and M. F. Loutre. 2002. “Climate. An Exceptionally Long Interglacial Ahead?” Science (New York, N.Y.) 297 (5585): 1287–1288.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li, Xiaochun, Rita Roberti, and Günter Blobel. 2015. “Structure of an Integral Membrane Sterol Reductase from Methylomicrobium Alcaliphilum.” Nature 517 (7532): 104–107.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Kröger, Nils, Sonja Lorenz, Eike Brunner, and Manfred Sumper. 2002. “Self-Assembly of Highly Phosphorylated Silaffins and Their Function in Biosilica Morphogenesis.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 298 (5593): 584–586.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Prud’Homme, Roger. 2013. Flows and Chemical Reactions in Homogeneous Mixtures. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bauzer Medeiros, Claudia, Max J. Egenhofer, and Elisa Bertino, eds. 2005. Advances in Spatial and Temporal Databases: 9th International Symposium, SSTD 2005, Angra Dos Reis, Brazil, August 22-24, 2005. Proceedings. Vol. 3633. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Fisher, Kate. 2016. “Formality versus Reality: An Exploration of the Development Process for Mega Townships in India.” In The Towers of New Capital: Mega Townships in India, edited by Piyush Tiwari, 38–44. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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 Asian Anthropology.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. 2014. “How The Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ Came To Be.” IFLScience. 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. 1990. Air Pollution: EPA Needs More Data From FHwA on Changes to Highway Projects. RCED-90-72. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Poland, Matthew C. 2010. “New Cluster-Based Routing and Multi-Channel MAC Protocols for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
Hodgman, John. 2016. “Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman.” New York Times, August 4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dlott 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Dlott 2005; Berger and Loutre 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Berger and Loutre 2002)
  • Three authors: (Li, Roberti, and Blobel 2015)
  • 4 or more authors: (Kröger et al. 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleAsian Anthropology
AbbreviationAsian Anthropol.
ISSN (print)1683-478X
ISSN (online)2168-4227

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