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
Lewis, J., ‘From Signals to Patterns: Space, Time, and Mathematics in Developmental Biology’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 322, no. 5900 322, no. 5900 (17 October 2008), 399–403.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, Q., and X.-B. Wang, ‘Simulating of the Measurement-Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution with Phase Randomized General Sources’, Scientific Reports, 4 4 (14 April 2014), 4612.
A journal article with 3 authors
Staal, M., F.J.R. Meysman, and L.J. Stal, ‘Temperature Excludes N2-Fixing Heterocystous Cyanobacteria in the Tropical Oceans’, Nature, 425, no. 6957 425, no. 6957 (2 October 2003), 504–507.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Wang, R., S. Farrona, C. Vincent, A. Joecker, H. Schoof, F. Turck, C. Alonso-Blanco, G. Coupland, and M.C. Albani, ‘PEP1 Regulates Perennial Flowering in Arabis Alpina’, Nature, 459, no. 7245 459, no. 7245 (21 May 2009), 423–427.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nguyen, T.H., Leaders and Innovators (Hoboken, NJ, 2016).
An edited book
Podesser, B.K., and D.J. Chambers, eds., New Solutions for the Heart: An Update in Advanced Perioperative Protection (Vienna, 2011).
A chapter in an edited book
Gamlem, S.M., ‘Feedback in the Mentoring of Teacher Learning’, in ed. H. Tillema, G.J. van der Westhuizen, and K. Smith, Mentoring for Learning: “Climbing the Mountain” (Rotterdam, 2015), 79–97.

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., ‘Bitter Coffee Today? Try Changing The Colour Of Your Cup’, IFLScience, 30 November 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/bitter-coffee-today-try-changing-colour-your-cup/.

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, Career Education: Status and Needed Improvements (Washington, DC, 26 January 1976).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Williams, C., ‘It’s Not a Beauty Pageant!: An Examination of Leadership Development through Alaska Native Pageants’ (Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, 2013).

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
Kelly, C., ‘“The Only Girl in the Building”’, New York Times, 6 October 2016.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference J. Lewis, ‘From Signals to Patterns: Space, Time, and Mathematics in Developmental Biology’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 322, no. 5900 (17 October 2008), 399–403, doi:10.1126/science.1166154.
This sentence cites two references J. Lewis, ‘From Signals to Patterns: Space, Time, and Mathematics in Developmental Biology’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 322, no. 5900 (17 October 2008), 399–403, doi:10.1126/science.1166154; Q. Wang and X.-B. Wang, ‘Simulating of the Measurement-Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution with Phase Randomized General Sources’, Scientific Reports 4 (14 April 2014), 4612, doi:10.1038/srep04612.
This sentence cites four references J. Lewis, ‘From Signals to Patterns: Space, Time, and Mathematics in Developmental Biology’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 322, no. 5900 (17 October 2008), 399–403, doi:10.1126/science.1166154; Q. Wang and X.-B. Wang, ‘Simulating of the Measurement-Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution with Phase Randomized General Sources’, Scientific Reports 4 (14 April 2014), 4612, doi:10.1038/srep04612; M. Staal, F.J.R. Meysman, and L.J. Stal, ‘Temperature Excludes N2-Fixing Heterocystous Cyanobacteria in the Tropical Oceans’, Nature 425, no. 6957 (2 October 2003), 504–507, doi:10.1038/nature01999; R. Wang et al., ‘PEP1 Regulates Perennial Flowering in Arabis Alpina’, Nature 459, no. 7245 (21 May 2009), 423–427, doi:10.1038/nature07988.

About the journal

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