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
Campbell, C.T., 2003. Surface science. Waltzing with O2. Science 299, 357.
A journal article with 2 authors
Silver, P.G., Behn, M.D., 2008. Intermittent plate tectonics? Science 319, 85–88.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sun, X.-Q., Shen, H.-W., Cheng, X.-Q., 2014. Trading network predicts stock price. Sci. Rep. 4, 3711.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Dyachok, O., Isakov, Y., Sågetorp, J., Tengholm, A., 2006. Oscillations of cyclic AMP in hormone-stimulated insulin-secreting beta-cells. Nature 439, 349–352.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Meinert, C.L., 2012. Clinical Trials Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Bossong, R., Carrapico, H. (Eds.), 2016. EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security: Technology, Externalization and Accountability, 1st ed. 2016. ed. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Meiss, J.-H., Schröder, W., 2008. Large-Eddy Simulation of a Generic Space Vehicle, in: Gülhan, A. (Ed.), RESPACE – Key Technologies for Reusable Space Systems: Results of a Virtual Institute Programme of the German Helmholtz-Association, 2003 – 2007, Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 40–56.

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
Andrew, D., 2016. Possibly Habitable Planet Found Around Our Nearest Neighbour Star [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, 2014. Small Business Innovation Research: Change in Program Eligibility Has Had Little Impact (No. GAO-15-68). 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
Yalof, B., 2012. Marshaling Resources: A Classic Grounded Theory Study of Online Learners (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ.

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., 2005. Court to Rule on What Constitutes Employer Retaliation. New York Times A23.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Campbell, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Campbell, 2003; Silver and Behn, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Silver and Behn, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Dyachok et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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