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
Craddock Lee, S. J. 2000. “Unionization of Teaching Assistants.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 288 (5473): 1965c.
A journal article with 2 authors
Selosse, Marc-André, and François Rousset. 2011. “Evolution. The Plant-Fungal Marketplace.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 333 (6044): 828–829.
A journal article with 3 authors
Min, Seung-Ki, Xuebin Zhang, and Francis Zwiers. 2008. “Human-Induced Arctic Moistening.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 320 (5875): 518–520.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Heilmann, René, Markus Gräfe, Stefan Nolte, and Alexander Szameit. 2014. “Arbitrary Photonic Wave Plate Operations on Chip: Realizing Hadamard, Pauli-X, and Rotation Gates for Polarisation Qubits.” Scientific Reports 4 (February): 4118.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stein, Ross L. 2011. Kinetics of Enzyme Action. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Chouchane, Mnaouar, Tahar Fakhfakh, Hachmi Ben Daly, Nizar Aifaoui, and Fakher Chaari, eds. 2015. Design and Modeling of Mechanical Systems - II: Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Design and Modeling of Mechanical Systems, CMSM’2015, March 23-25, Hammamet, Tunisia. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Ajwani, Deepak, and Henning Meyerhenke. 2010. “Chapter 5. Realistic Computer Models.” In Algorithm Engineering: Bridging the Gap between Algorithm Theory and Practice, edited by Matthias Müller-Hannemann and Stefan Schirra, 194–236. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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. “10 Space Myths We Need to Stop Believing.” 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. 2014. DOE Loan Programs: DOE Has Made More Than $30 Billion in Loans and Guarantees and Needs to Fully Develop Its Loan Monitoring Function. GAO-14-645T. 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
Laffier, Jennifer. 2015. “A Qualitative Evaluation of the Role of Artistic Expression in Psychological Empowerment of Bullying Victims.” Doctoral dissertation, Scottsdale, AZ: Northcentral 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
Wasik, John F. 2017. “Death Is Inevitable. Financial Turmoil Afterward Isn’t.” New York Times, January 13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Craddock Lee 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Craddock Lee 2000; Selosse and Rousset 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Selosse and Rousset 2011)
  • Three authors: (Min, Zhang, and Zwiers 2008)
  • 4 or more authors: (Heilmann et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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