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
Struhl, K. 2001. Gene regulation. A paradigm for precision. Science (New York, N.Y.) 293: 1054–1055.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gibbs, Richard A., and David L. Nelson. 2003. Human genetics. Primate shadow play. Science (New York, N.Y.) 299: 1331–1333.
A journal article with 3 authors
West, Steven, Natalia Gromak, and Nick J. Proudfoot. 2004. Human 5’ --> 3’ exonuclease Xrn2 promotes transcription termination at co-transcriptional cleavage sites. Nature 432: 522–525.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Pramanik, Avijit, Zhen Fan, Suhash Reddy Chavva, Sudarson Sekhar Sinha, and Paresh Chandra Ray. 2014. Highly efficient and excitation tunable two-photon luminescence platform for targeted multi-color MDRB imaging using graphene oxide. Scientific reports 4: 6090.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kim, Dae Mann. 2015. Introductory Quantum Mechanics for Applied Nanotechnology. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Gruen, Dieter M., Olga A. Shenderova, and Alexander Ya Vul’, ed. 2005. Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond St. Petersburg, Russia 7–10 June 2004. Vol. 192. NATO Science Series, Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Nagata, Takashi, Munehiro Takimoto, and Yasushi Kambayashi. 2013. Cooperatively Searching Objects Based on Mobile Agents. In Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence XI, ed. Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, 119–136. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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
Andrew, Elise. 2014. Large Study Explores How Often Patients Wake Up During Surgery. IFLScience. IFLScience. December 3.


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. 1986. Special Education: Financing Health and Educational Services for Handicapped Children. HRD-86-62BR. 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
Liyakath, Riaz Ahmed. 2012. Reconfigurable Antenna and RF Circuits Using Multi-Layer Stretchable Conductors. Doctoral dissertation, Tampa, FL: University of South Florida.

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
Kenigsberg, Ben. 2017. You’re Killing Me Susana. New York Times, February 16.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Struhl 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Struhl 2001; Gibbs and Nelson 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Gibbs and Nelson 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Pramanik et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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