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
Smith, Chris Llewellyn. 2007. “How the LHC Came to Be.” Nature 448 (7151): 281–284.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hansen, Dennis M., and Mauro Galetti. 2009. “Ecology. The Forgotten Megafauna.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 324 (5923): 42–43.
A journal article with 3 authors
Aspinwall, Lisa G., Teneille R. Brown, and James Tabery. 2012. “The Double-Edged Sword: Does Biomechanism Increase or Decrease Judges’ Sentencing of Psychopaths?” Science (New York, N.Y.) 337 (6096): 846–849.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Malek, N. P., H. Sundberg, S. McGrew, K. Nakayama, T. R. Kyriakides, J. M. Roberts, and T. R. Kyriakidis. 2001. “A Mouse Knock-in Model Exposes Sequential Proteolytic Pathways That Regulate P27Kip1 in G1 and S Phase.” Nature 413 (6853): 323–327.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith, I. M., D. V. Griffiths, and L. Margetts. 2015. Programming the Finite Element Method. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Pereira, Nuno. 2015. Design and Implementation of Sigma Delta Modulators (ΣΔM) for Class D Audio Amplifiers Using Differential Pairs. Edited by Nuno Paulino. SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Imbert, Patrick. 2015. “Multiple Multiculturalisms: Resentment, Religion and Liberalism.” In Cultural, Religious and Political Contestations: The Multicultural Challenge, edited by Fethi Mansouri, 49–67. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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. “First Taste Of Freedom For 6 Overjoyed Animals Caught On Film.” 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. 1992. Stafford Student Loan Program: Correspondence Schools’ Loan Volume Declines Sharply. HRD-92-62FS. 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
Shafran, Rachel Faoutas. 2017. “Leading Organizational Change: A Phenomenological Study of the Nonlinear Strategies Used by Female Leaders in Global Companies.” Doctoral dissertation, Malibu, CA: Pepperdine University.

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
Luongo, Michael T. 2017. “In Detroit, a Theater Establishes a Beat.” New York Times, October 25.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smith 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Smith 2007; Hansen and Galetti 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Hansen and Galetti 2009)
  • Three authors: (Aspinwall, Brown, and Tabery 2012)
  • 4 or more authors: (Malek et al. 2001)

About the journal

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

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