How to format your references using the L'Anthropologie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for L'Anthropologie. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Jackson, M., 2004. Recruiters and industry. Nature 428, 450.
A journal article with 2 authors
Person, A.L., Raman, I.M., 2011. Purkinje neuron synchrony elicits time-locked spiking in the cerebellar nuclei. Nature 481, 502–505.
A journal article with 3 authors
Berton, O., Hahn, C.-G., Thase, M.E., 2012. Are we getting closer to valid translational models for major depression? Science 338, 75–79.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Erhard, K.F., Jr, Stonaker, J.L., Parkinson, S.E., Lim, J.P., Hale, C.J., Hollick, J.B., 2009. RNA polymerase IV functions in paramutation in Zea mays. Science 323, 1201–1205.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nyce, D.S., 2016. Position Sensors. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Halldórsson, M.M. (Ed.), 2014. Structural Information and Communication Complexity: 21st International Colloquium, SIROCCO 2014, Takayama, Japan, July 23-25, 2014. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Afifi, H., Kyriazanos, D., Mirzadeh, S., Pallares, J.J., Pashalidis, A., Prasad, N.R., Stango, A., Stoter, J., 2010. Security in PNs, in: Prasad, R. (Ed.), My Personal Adaptive Global NET (MAGNET), Signals and Communication Technology. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 245–282.

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 L'Anthropologie.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J., 2017. The Sun Has Been Spotless For More Than Two Weeks [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, 2002. DCPS: Limitation of Attorneys’ Fees for Fiscal Years 1999 through 2001 (No. GAO-03-224R). 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
Detweiler, K.R., 2012. Exploring Discursive Interaction, Habitus, and Dynamic Co-emergence Among an Agency Leader and Congressional Oversight Committee: A Case Study of Languaging in Practice (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Scott, M., Kanter, J., 2016. E.U. Ruling Said to Aim at Tax Policy for Apple. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jackson, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Jackson, 2004; Person and Raman, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Person and Raman, 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Erhard et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleL'Anthropologie
ISSN (print)0003-5521
ScopeHistory and Philosophy of Science

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