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
Sisodia, S.S., ‘Biomedicine. A Cargo Receptor Mystery APParently Solved?’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 295, no. 5556 295, no. 5556 (1 February 2002), 805–807.
A journal article with 2 authors
Peebles, P.J.E., and W.G. Unruh, ‘Obituary: John Wheeler (1911-2008)’, Nature, 453, no. 7191 453, no. 7191 (1 May 2008), 50.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kuwamura, T., T. Kadota, and S. Suzuki, ‘Testing the Low-Density Hypothesis for Reversed Sex Change in Polygynous Fish: Experiments in Labroides Dimidiatus’, Scientific Reports, 4 4 (13 March 2014), 4369.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Liu, H., L. Currano, D. Gee, T. Helms, and M. Yu, ‘Understanding and Mimicking the Dual Optimality of the Fly Ear’, Scientific Reports, 3 3 (2013), 2489.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Metzger, R.M., The Physical Chemist’s Toolbox (Hoboken, NJ, 2012).
An edited book
Abd Manaf, A., A. Zeki, M. Zamani, S. Chuprat, and E. El-Qawasmeh, eds., Informatics Engineering and Information Science: International Conference, ICIEIS 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 12-14, 2011. Proceedings, Part I, vol. 251, vol. 251, Communications in Computer and Information Science (Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011).
A chapter in an edited book
Jallo, D., D. Budai, V. Boginski, B. Goldengorin, and P.M. Pardalos, ‘Network-Based Representation of Stock Market Dynamics: An Application to American and Swedish Stock Markets’, in ed. B. Goldengorin, V.A. Kalyagin, and P.M. Pardalos, Models, Algorithms, and Technologies for Network Analysis: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Network Analysis, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics (New York, NY, 2013), 93–106.

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., ‘Ancient Caiman Was A Champion Chomper’, IFLScience, 27 February 2015.

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, Close Air Support: Comparison of Air Force and Marine Corps Requirements and Aircraft (Washington, DC, 19 September 1989).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kott, T.M., ‘Measurements of Correlated Two-Dimensional Electrons in the Lowest Landau Level on Silicon(111)’ (Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 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
Saslow, L., ‘Accreditation Restored At Nassau Medical Center’, New York Times, 3 June 2007.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference S.S. Sisodia, ‘Biomedicine. A Cargo Receptor Mystery APParently Solved?’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 295, no. 5556 (1 February 2002), 805–807, doi:10.1126/science.1069661.
This sentence cites two references S.S. Sisodia, ‘Biomedicine. A Cargo Receptor Mystery APParently Solved?’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 295, no. 5556 (1 February 2002), 805–807, doi:10.1126/science.1069661; P.J.E. Peebles and W.G. Unruh, ‘Obituary: John Wheeler (1911-2008)’, Nature 453, no. 7191 (1 May 2008), 50, doi:10.1038/453050a.
This sentence cites four references S.S. Sisodia, ‘Biomedicine. A Cargo Receptor Mystery APParently Solved?’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 295, no. 5556 (1 February 2002), 805–807, doi:10.1126/science.1069661; P.J.E. Peebles and W.G. Unruh, ‘Obituary: John Wheeler (1911-2008)’, Nature 453, no. 7191 (1 May 2008), 50, doi:10.1038/453050a; T. Kuwamura, T. Kadota, and S. Suzuki, ‘Testing the Low-Density Hypothesis for Reversed Sex Change in Polygynous Fish: Experiments in Labroides Dimidiatus’, Scientific Reports 4 (13 March 2014), 4369, doi:10.1038/srep04369; H. Liu et al., ‘Understanding and Mimicking the Dual Optimality of the Fly Ear’, Scientific Reports 3 (2013), 2489, doi:10.1038/srep02489.

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