How to format your references using the Bandung: Journal of the Global South citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bandung: Journal of the Global South. 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
Manuelidis, L. 2000. Penny wise, pound foolish-a retrospective. Science (New York, N.Y.) 290: 2257b.
A journal article with 2 authors
Dietl, Gregory P., and Geerat J. Vermeij. 2006. Comment on “Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in Phanerozoic marine invertebrates.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 314: 925; author reply 925.
A journal article with 3 authors
Herr, Andrew B., Edward R. Ballister, and Pamela J. Bjorkman. 2003. Insights into IgA-mediated immune responses from the crystal structures of human FcalphaRI and its complex with IgA1-Fc. Nature 423: 614–620.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Kajava, Andrey V., Karsten Klopffleisch, Shuhua Chen, and Kay Hofmann. 2014. Evolutionary link between metazoan RHIM motif and prion-forming domain of fungal heterokaryon incompatibility factor HET-s/HET-s. Scientific reports 4: 7436.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wilson, David. 2012. Visual Guide to Financial Markets. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Chekuri, Chandra, Klaus Jansen, José D. P. Rolim, and Luca Trevisan, ed. 2005. Approximation, Randomization and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques: 8th International Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization Problems, APPROX 2005 and 9th International Workshop on Randomization and Computation, RANDOM 2005, Berkeley, CA, USA, August 22-24, 2005. Proceedings. Vol. 3624. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Chebanov, Dmitriy. 2016. On the Problem of Similar Motions of a Chain of Coupled Heavy Rigid Bodies. In Mathematical and Computational Approaches in Advancing Modern Science and Engineering, ed. Jacques Bélair, Ian A. Frigaard, Herb Kunze, Roman Makarov, Roderick Melnik, and Raymond J. Spiteri, 47–57. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Bandung: Journal of the Global South.

Blog post
Carpineti, Alfredo. 2017. Sensitive T-Rex Relative Might Have Evolved In A Different Way. IFLScience. IFLScience. March 30.


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. 2001. Aviation Security: Vulnerabilities in, and Alternatives for, Preboard Screening Security Operations. GAO-01-1171T. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pierre, Ramien R. 2019. A Phenomenological Study of the Boomerang-Employment Experience of Scientists and Engineers. Doctoral dissertation, Washington, DC: George Washington University.

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
Van Gelder, Sophia Kishkovsky; Compiled by Lawrence. 2005. Arts, Briefly; “Vagina Monologues” in Moscow. New York Times, June 11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Manuelidis 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Manuelidis 2000; Dietl and Vermeij 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Dietl and Vermeij 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Kajava et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleBandung: Journal of the Global South
ISSN (online)2198-3534

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