How to format your references using the Dialectical Anthropology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Dialectical 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.
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
Hoag, Hannah. 2003. Atlantic cod meet icy death. Nature 422: 792.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ganel, Tzvi, and Melvyn A. Goodale. 2003. Visual control of action but not perception requires analytical processing of object shape. Nature 426: 664–667.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang, Zhen, Attila Szolnoki, and Matjaž Perc. 2013. Optimal interdependence between networks for the evolution of cooperation. Scientific reports 3: 2470.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Romano, F., E. Trasatti, S. Lorito, C. Piromallo, A. Piatanesi, Y. Ito, D. Zhao, K. Hirata, P. Lanucara, and M. Cocco. 2014. Structural control on the Tohoku earthquake rupture process investigated by 3D FEM, tsunami and geodetic data. Scientific reports 4: 5631.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dods, Richard F. 2013. Understanding Diabetes. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Holbrow, Charles H. 2010. Modern Introductory Physics. Edited by James N. Lloyd, Joseph C. Amato, Enrique Galvez, and M. Elizabeth Parks. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Treschev, Dmitry, and Oleg Zubelevich. 2010. The Separatrix Map. In Introduction to the Perturbation Theory of Hamiltonian Systems, ed. Oleg Zubelevich, 75–92. Springer Monographs in Mathematics. 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 Dialectical Anthropology.

Blog post
Luntz, Stephen. 2015. New Fungal Find Suggests Dinosaurs Did Drugs Too. IFLScience. IFLScience. February 11.


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. 2009. Global Positioning System: Significant Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Widely Used Capabilities. GAO-09-670T. 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
Tran, Angela. 2012. A psychoeducational program on hoarding within the Vietnamese community: Grant writing proposal. 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
Billard, Mary. 2010. A Retail Internship. New York Times, July 15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hoag 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Ganel and Goodale 2003; Hoag 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Ganel and Goodale 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Romano et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleDialectical Anthropology
AbbreviationDialect. Anthropol.
ISSN (print)0304-4092
ISSN (online)1573-0786
ScopeArts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Sociology and Political Science

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