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
Turner, John A. 2004. “Sustainable Hydrogen Production.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 305 (5686): 972–974.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ives, Anthony R., and Bradley J. Cardinale. 2004. “Food-Web Interactions Govern the Resistance of Communities after Non-Random Extinctions.” Nature 429 (6988): 174–177.
A journal article with 3 authors
Michel, Patrick, Willy Benz, and Derek C. Richardson. 2003. “Disruption of Fragmented Parent Bodies as the Origin of Asteroid Families.” Nature 421 (6923): 608–611.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Snelgrove, Robert J., Patricia L. Jackson, Matthew T. Hardison, Brett D. Noerager, Andrew Kinloch, Amit Gaggar, Suresh Shastry, et al. 2010. “A Critical Role for LTA4H in Limiting Chronic Pulmonary Neutrophilic Inflammation.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 330 (6000): 90–94.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hollins, Carole. 2012. Basic Guide to Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Care Professionals. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.,.
An edited book
Erduran, Sibel. 2014. Reconceptualizing the Nature of Science for Science Education: Scientific Knowledge, Practices and Other Family Categories. Edited by Zoubeida R. Dagher. Vol. 43. Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Lade, Poul V. 2013. “Three-Dimensional Failure in Geomaterials: Experimentation and Modeling.” In Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Advances and New Applications, edited by Qiang Yang, Jian-Min Zhang, Hong Zheng, and Yangping Yao, 47–58. Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. 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
O`Callaghan, Jonathan. 2016. “A Teenager May Help NASA Decide Where To Land Its Next Mars Rover.” 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. 1991. Computer Technology: Air Attack Warning System Cannot Process All Radar Track Data. IMTEC-91-15. 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
Wright, Eric A. 2012. “Assessing Leadership Behaviors and Demographic Characteristics of Project Managers Associated Through LinkedIn.” 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
Koblin, John. 2017. “Van Susteren Is Let Go From MSNBC.” New York Times, June 29.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Turner 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Turner 2004; Ives and Cardinale 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Ives and Cardinale 2004)
  • Three authors: (Michel, Benz, and Richardson 2003)
  • 4 or more authors: (Snelgrove et al. 2010)

About the journal

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

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