How to format your references using the Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. 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
Golombek, M.P., 2003. Planetary science. The surface of Mars: not just dust and rocks. Science 300, 2043–2044.
A journal article with 2 authors
Abouheif, E., Wray, G.A., 2002. Evolution of the gene network underlying wing polyphenism in ants. Science 297, 249–252.
A journal article with 3 authors
Johnson, S.C., Rabinovitch, P.S., Kaeberlein, M., 2013. mTOR is a key modulator of ageing and age-related disease. Nature 493, 338–345.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gorb, S.N., Niederegger, S., Hayashi, C.Y., Summers, A.P., Vötsch, W., Walther, P., 2006. Biomaterials: silk-like secretion from tarantula feet. Nature 443, 407.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morris, M., 2011. Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Furuta, K., Ishikawa, J. (Eds.), 2009. Anti-personnel Landmine Detection for Humanitarian Demining: The Current Situation and Future Direction for Japanese Research and Development. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Glendell, G., 2010. Training Companion Birds, in: Duncan, I.J.H., Hawkins, P. (Eds.), The Welfare of Domestic Fowl and Other Captive Birds, Animal Welfare. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 103–113.

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 Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2015. Preserving The Dead: Weird And Grisly Practices From Around The World [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2011. Next Generation Air Transportation System: Linking Test Facilities Can Help Leverage Resources and Improve Technology Transfer Efforts (No. GAO-12-187T). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
De los Santos, E., 2014. Increasing the psychological well-being of undocumented Latino youth students in California: A grant proposal (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Quain, J.R., 2016. When a Sound System Can Mean Life or Death. New York Times B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Golombek, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Abouheif and Wray, 2002; Golombek, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Abouheif and Wray, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Gorb et al., 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleDigital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
ISSN (print)2212-0548

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