How to format your references using the Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy. 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
Clayton, J., ‘RNA Interference: The Silent Treatment’, Nature, 431, no. 7008 431, no. 7008 (30 September 2004), 599–605.
A journal article with 2 authors
Brown, J.K.M., and M.S. Hovmøller, ‘Aerial Dispersal of Pathogens on the Global and Continental Scales and Its Impact on Plant Disease’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 297, no. 5581 297, no. 5581 (26 July 2002), 537–541.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zheng, X., R. Zhang, and H. Huang, ‘Theoretical Modeling of Relative Humidity on Contact Electrification of Sand Particles’, Scientific Reports, 4 4 (18 March 2014), 4399.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
de Graaf, B.H.J., J.J. Rudd, M.J. Wheeler, R.M. Perry, E.M. Bell, K. Osman, F.C.H. Franklin, and V.E. Franklin-Tong, ‘Self-Incompatibility in Papaver Targets Soluble Inorganic Pyrophosphatases in Pollen’, Nature, 444, no. 7118 444, no. 7118 (23 November 2006), 490–493.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McLean, D., Understanding Aerodynamics (Chichester, UK, 2012).
An edited book
Kool, V.K., Psychology of Technology, ed. R. Agrawal (Cham, 2016).
A chapter in an edited book
Huang, S., and J. Liu, ‘Direct Growth of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Flat Substrates for Nanoscale Electronic Applications’, in ed. S.V. Rotkin and S. Subramoney, Applied Physics of Carbon Nanotubes: Fundamentals of Theory, Optics and Transport Devices, NanoScience and Technology (Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005), 113–132.

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 Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy.

Blog post
Andrews, R., ‘Facial Reconstruction Of 13th-Century Englishman Is Insanely Photorealistic’, IFLScience, 23 March 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/facial-reconstruction-of-13thcentury-englishman-is-insanely-photorealistic/.

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, Business Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS’ Customer Account Data Engine Project (Washington, DC, 12 June 2001).

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Bartenhagen, J., ‘Transitioning Organizations for Sustainability: Exploring the Intersection of Sustainability, Worldview, and Organization Development’ (Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, 2012).

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
Kolomatsky, M., ‘How Much Space for the Money?’, New York Times, 30 June 2017.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference J. Clayton, ‘RNA Interference: The Silent Treatment’, Nature 431, no. 7008 (30 September 2004), 599–605, doi:10.1038/431599a.
This sentence cites two references J. Clayton, ‘RNA Interference: The Silent Treatment’, Nature 431, no. 7008 (30 September 2004), 599–605, doi:10.1038/431599a; J.K.M. Brown and M.S. Hovmøller, ‘Aerial Dispersal of Pathogens on the Global and Continental Scales and Its Impact on Plant Disease’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 297, no. 5581 (26 July 2002), 537–541, doi:10.1126/science.1072678.
This sentence cites four references J. Clayton, ‘RNA Interference: The Silent Treatment’, Nature 431, no. 7008 (30 September 2004), 599–605, doi:10.1038/431599a; J.K.M. Brown and M.S. Hovmøller, ‘Aerial Dispersal of Pathogens on the Global and Continental Scales and Its Impact on Plant Disease’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 297, no. 5581 (26 July 2002), 537–541, doi:10.1126/science.1072678; X. Zheng, R. Zhang, and H. Huang, ‘Theoretical Modeling of Relative Humidity on Contact Electrification of Sand Particles’, Scientific Reports 4 (18 March 2014), 4399, doi:10.1038/srep04399; B.H.J. de Graaf et al., ‘Self-Incompatibility in Papaver Targets Soluble Inorganic Pyrophosphatases in Pollen’, Nature 444, no. 7118 (23 November 2006), 490–493, doi:10.1038/nature05311.

About the journal

Full journal titleOxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy
ISSN (print)0265-7651
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