How to format your references using the Zoologischer Anzeiger citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Zoologischer Anzeiger. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Shlesinger, M.F., 2000. Statistical mechanics. Exploring phase space. Nature 405, 135, 137.
A journal article with 2 authors
Dawkins, M.S., Woodington, A., 2000. Pattern recognition and active vision in chickens. Nature 403, 652–655.
A journal article with 3 authors
Petrascheck, M., Ye, X., Buck, L.B., 2007. An antidepressant that extends lifespan in adult Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature 450, 553–556.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Morris, M.C., Kaiser, P., Rudyak, S., Baskerville, C., Watson, M.H., Reed, S.I., 2003. Cks1-dependent proteasome recruitment and activation of CDC20 transcription in budding yeast. Nature 423, 1009–1013.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Perini, K., Sabbion, P., 2017. Urban Sustainability and River Restoration. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Lee, D.H., Wang, X. (Eds.), 2011. Advances in Cryptology – ASIACRYPT 2011: 17th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security, Seoul, South Korea, December 4-8, 2011. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Franke, A., Parkes, M., 2013. The Genetics of Crohn’s Disease, in: D’Amato, M., Rioux, J.D. (Eds.), Molecular Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 99–118.

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 Zoologischer Anzeiger.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2014. Bats Use Polarized Light To Calibrate Internal Compass [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, 1993. Telecommunications: Charges for Itemized Cellular Telephone Bills (No. RCED-93-214FS). 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
Dillard, C., 2017. Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Implementation Science (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Greenhouse, L., 2016. Chasing Abortion Rights Across the State Line. New York Times SR5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Shlesinger, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Dawkins and Woodington, 2000; Shlesinger, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Dawkins and Woodington, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Morris et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleZoologischer Anzeiger
AbbreviationZool. Anz.
ISSN (print)0044-5231
ScopeAnimal Science and Zoology

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