How to format your references using the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 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
Cyranoski, D., 2003. Critics slam treatment for SARS as ineffective and perhaps dangerous. Nature 423, 4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Minamino, T., Namba, K., 2008. Distinct roles of the FliI ATPase and proton motive force in bacterial flagellar protein export. Nature 451, 485–488.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoon, S.-J., Yi, S.K., Lee, Y.-W., 2006. Explaining the color distributions of globular cluster systems in elliptical galaxies. Science 311, 1129–1132.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Goldberg, M., Stucki, M., Falck, J., D’Amours, D., Rahman, D., Pappin, D., Bartek, J., Jackson, S.P., 2003. MDC1 is required for the intra-S-phase DNA damage checkpoint. Nature 421, 952–956.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jäger, W., Marzahn, G., 2010. Mauerwerk. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Pande, A., 2013. Embedded Multimedia Security Systems: Algorithms and Architectures. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Cleophas, T.J., Zwinderman, A.H., 2014. Ordinal Scaling for Clinical Scores with Inconsistent Intervals (900 Patients with Different Levels of Health), in: Zwinderman, A.H. (Ed.), Machine Learning in Medicine - Cookbook Three, SpringerBriefs in Statistics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 29–33.

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 Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.

Blog post
Hamilton, K., 2017. Footage Shows Badger Burying Entire Cow [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/footage-shows-badger-burying-entire-cow/ (accessed 10.30.18).

Reports

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, 1992. Mass Transit Grants: Noncompliance and Misspent Funds by Two Grantees in UMTA’s New York Region (No. RCED-92-38). 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
Mayo, J., 2010. Rates and factors associated with child maltreatment recurrence for children from birth to 5 years of age in Ventura County (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
Greenhouse, L., 2007. IN REVERSAL OF COURSE, JUSTICES, 5-4, BACK BAN ON ABORTION METHOD. New York Times A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cyranoski, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Cyranoski, 2003; Minamino and Namba, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Minamino and Namba, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Goldberg et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Anthropological Archaeology
AbbreviationJ. Anthropol. Archaeol.
ISSN (print)0278-4165
ScopeHistory
Archaeology
Human Factors and Ergonomics

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