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
Stainier, D.Y.R., 2005. No organ left behind: tales of gut development and evolution. Science 307, 1902–1904.
A journal article with 2 authors
Saye, R.I., Sethian, J.A., 2013. Multiscale modeling of membrane rearrangement, drainage, and rupture in evolving foams. Science 340, 720–724.
A journal article with 3 authors
Werner, S.C., Ody, A., Poulet, F., 2014. The source crater of martian shergottite meteorites. Science 343, 1343–1346.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Serafini, M., Bugianesi, R., Maiani, G., Valtuena, S., De Santis, S., Crozier, A., 2003. Plasma antioxidants from chocolate. Nature 424, 1013.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grimes, R.A., 2017. Hacking the Hacker. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana.
An edited book
Luo, M.R. (Ed.), 2016. Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Dalamagkidis, K., Valavanis, K.P., Piegl, L.A., 2012. Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulation, in: Valavanis, K.P., Piegl, L.A. (Eds.), On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System: Issues, Challenges, Operational Restrictions, Certification, and Recommendations. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 57–90.

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, E., 2015. New Collection Of Artwork Commissioned By Gates Foundation Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Vaccination [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. Information Technology: HUD Can Take Additional Actions to Improve Its Governance (No. GAO-15-56). 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
Rogers, S., 2014. Teacher Induction Programs: How Key Components Influence Teacher Retention Rates in Rural School Districts (Doctoral dissertation). Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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
Vecsey, G., 2010. Namath Has His Own Memories of ’65. New York Times B18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stainier, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Saye and Sethian, 2013; Stainier, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Saye and Sethian, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Serafini et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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