How to format your references using the Evolutionary Anthropology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Evolutionary 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
1 Schenk PM. 2002. Thickness constraints on the icy shells of the galilean satellites from a comparison of crater shapes. Nature 417:419–421.
A journal article with 2 authors
1 Yu J, Broecker WS. 2010. Comment on “Deep-sea temperature and ice volume changes across the Pliocene-Pleistocene climate transitions.” Science 328:1480; author reply 1480.
A journal article with 3 authors
1 Whittier SK et al. 2013. Conformational motions regulate phosphoryl transfer in related protein tyrosine phosphatases. Science 341:899–903.
A journal article with 3 or more authors
1 Wooding S et al. 2006. Independent evolution of bitter-taste sensitivity in humans and chimpanzees. Nature 440:930–934.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1 Pérez Fontán F, Mariño Espiñeira P. 2008. Modeling the Wireless Propagation Channel. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
1 Choi T-M. 2012. Risk Analysis in Stochastic Supply Chains: A Mean-Risk Approach. Chiu C-H, editor. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
1 Serra HA de A, Paulino N. 2015. Band-Pass Filter Topologies. In: Paulino N, editor. Design of Switched-Capacitor Filter Circuits using Low Gain Amplifiers. Cham: Springer International Publishing. p 23–28.

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 Evolutionary Anthropology.

Blog post
1 Davis J. 2016. Progress Made In Creating Babies With Three Biological Parents. 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
1 Government Accountability Office. 1986 May. Guide for Writing Executive Summaries. 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
1 Spanier AJ. 2008. The Relationship of Genes and Environment with Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Children with Asthma [Doctoral dissertation]. [Cincinnati, OH]: University of Cincinnati.

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
1 Kolomatsky M. 2017. How Much Space for the Money? New York Times. :RE2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleEvolutionary Anthropology
AbbreviationEvol. Anthropol.
ISSN (print)1060-1538
ISSN (online)1520-6505
ScopeGeneral Medicine

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