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
Nielsen, R., ‘Evolution. Why Sex?’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 311, no. 5763 311, no. 5763 (17 February 2006), 960–961.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kilpatrick, A.M., and A.R. Ives, ‘Species Interactions Can Explain Taylor’s Power Law for Ecological Time Series’, Nature, 422, no. 6927 422, no. 6927 (6 March 2003), 65–68.
A journal article with 3 authors
Toyoshima, C., H. Nomura, and T. Tsuda, ‘Lumenal Gating Mechanism Revealed in Calcium Pump Crystal Structures with Phosphate Analogues’, Nature, 432, no. 7015 432, no. 7015 (18 November 2004), 361–368.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Bearhop, S., W. Fiedler, R.W. Furness, S.C. Votier, S. Waldron, J. Newton, G.J. Bowen, P. Berthold, and K. Farnsworth, ‘Assortative Mating as a Mechanism for Rapid Evolution of a Migratory Divide’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 310, no. 5747 310, no. 5747 (21 October 2005), 502–504.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cannon, C.M., An Executive’s Guide to Fundraising Operations (Hoboken, NJ, 2011).
An edited book
Bandyopadhyay, A., Nanoparticles in Lung Cancer Therapy - Recent Trends, ed. T. Das and S. Yeasmin, SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science (New Delhi, 2015).
A chapter in an edited book
Forciea, M.A., and J. Yudin, ‘Home-Based Care of the Older Patient’, in ed. R.J. Pignolo, M.K. Crane, and M.A. Forciea, Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries (Totowa, NJ, 2008), 27–32.

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
Andrew, E., ‘Don’t Hang Up Yet: The Latest Study Linking Mobile Phones To Cancer Has Big Problems’, IFLScience, 5 June 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/don-t-hang-yet-latest-study-linking-mobile-phones-cancer-has-big-problems/.

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, NATO-Warsaw Pact: U.S. and Soviet Perspectives of the Conventional Force Balance (Washington, DC, 13 December 1988).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gonzalez, R., ‘A Mentoring Program for Latino Foster Youth: A Grant Proposal’ (Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2010).

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., ‘Coach Follows His Father While Leading His Way’, New York Times, 2 June 2010.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference R. Nielsen, ‘Evolution. Why Sex?’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 311, no. 5763 (17 February 2006), 960–961, doi:10.1126/science.1124663.
This sentence cites two references R. Nielsen, ‘Evolution. Why Sex?’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 311, no. 5763 (17 February 2006), 960–961, doi:10.1126/science.1124663; A.M. Kilpatrick and A.R. Ives, ‘Species Interactions Can Explain Taylor’s Power Law for Ecological Time Series’, Nature 422, no. 6927 (6 March 2003), 65–68, doi:10.1038/nature01471.
This sentence cites four references R. Nielsen, ‘Evolution. Why Sex?’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 311, no. 5763 (17 February 2006), 960–961, doi:10.1126/science.1124663; A.M. Kilpatrick and A.R. Ives, ‘Species Interactions Can Explain Taylor’s Power Law for Ecological Time Series’, Nature 422, no. 6927 (6 March 2003), 65–68, doi:10.1038/nature01471; C. Toyoshima, H. Nomura, and T. Tsuda, ‘Lumenal Gating Mechanism Revealed in Calcium Pump Crystal Structures with Phosphate Analogues’, Nature 432, no. 7015 (18 November 2004), 361–368, doi:10.1038/nature02981; S. Bearhop et al., ‘Assortative Mating as a Mechanism for Rapid Evolution of a Migratory Divide’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 310, no. 5747 (21 October 2005), 502–504, doi:10.1126/science.1115661.

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