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 McCabe H. 2000. Galileo set for suicide flight. Nature 406:8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1 Jakosky BM, Phillips RJ. 2001. Mars’ volatile and climate history. Nature 412:237–244.
A journal article with 3 authors
1 Chuang JS et al. 2009. Simpson’s paradox in a synthetic microbial system. Science 323:272–275.
A journal article with 3 or more authors
1 Solanki SK et al. 2003. Three-dimensional magnetic field topology in a region of solar coronal heating. Nature 425:692–695.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1 Lachin JM. 2010. Biostatistical Methods: The Assessment of Relative Risks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
1 Biswas AK et al., editors. 2006. Water Quality Management in the Americas. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
1 Witte R et al. 2007. Empowering Software Maintainers with Semantic Web Technologies. In: Franconi E et al., editors. The Semantic Web: Research and Applications: 4th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2007, Innsbruck, Austria, June 3-7, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. p 37–52.

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 O`Callaghan J. 2016. Apollo 17 Landing Site To Be Revisited In Attempt To Win New Moon Race. 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. 1990 Aug. B-2 Bomber: Contract Structure and Selected Provisions. 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 Chitakasempornkul K. 2012. Ordinal time series analysis for Air Quality Index (AQI) in San Bernardino County [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
1 Hubbard B, Barnard A. 2016. In the Middle East, Another Conflict: What to Make of the Election of Trump. New York Times. :P3.

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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