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 Angrist M. 2013. Genetic privacy needs a more nuanced approach. Nature 494:7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1 Marquis M, Tans P. 2008. Climate change. Carbon crucible. Science 320:460–461.
A journal article with 3 authors
1 Springel V et al. 2006. The large-scale structure of the Universe. Nature 440:1137–1144.
A journal article with 3 or more authors
1 Prudhomme M et al. 2006. Antibiotic stress induces genetic transformability in the human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. Science 313:89–92.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1 Bojar RM. 2010. Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
1 Schmüser P. 2014. Free-Electron Lasers in the Ultraviolet and X-Ray Regime: Physical Principles, Experimental Results, Technical Realization. 2nd ed. 2014. Dohlus M et al., editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
1 Nagaraju S. 2016. Hippasa Spider: Biology, Envenomation, Toxin Profiles, and Biological Functions – A Review. In: Gopalakrishnakone P et al., editors. Spider Venoms. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. p 313–331.

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 Andrew E. 2014. Impacts, Extinctions And Climate In The Search For Life Elsewhere. 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. 2002 Jan. Federal Student Loans: Flexible Agreements with Guaranty Agencies Warrant Careful Evaluation. 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 Mahler EB. 2008. Defining career success in the 21st century: A narrative study of intentional work role transitions [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington 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
1 Brownmiller S. 2017. Hugh Hefner Was My Enemy. New York Times. :SR3.

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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