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
Kanamori, Hiroo. 2012. Earthquake hazards: Putting seismic research to most effective use. Nature 483: 147–148.
A journal article with 2 authors
Maxfield, Frederick R., and Ira Tabas. 2005. Role of cholesterol and lipid organization in disease. Nature 438: 612–621.
A journal article with 3 authors
Savrasov, S. Y., G. Kotliar, and E. Abrahams. 2001. Correlated electrons in delta-plutonium within a dynamical mean-field picture. Nature 410: 793–795.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Turnbaugh, Peter J., Ruth E. Ley, Michael A. Mahowald, Vincent Magrini, Elaine R. Mardis, and Jeffrey I. Gordon. 2006. An obesity-associated gut microbiome with increased capacity for energy harvest. Nature 444: 1027–1031.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pischella, Mylène, and Didier Le Ruyet. 2015. Digital Communications 2. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Pontell, Henry N., and Gilbert Geis, ed. 2007. International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime. Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Libal, Kathryn R., and Scott Harding. 2015. Building a Movement to Recognize Food Security as a Human Right in the United States. In Human Rights-Based Community Practice in the United States, ed. Scott Harding, 61–77. SpringerBriefs in Rights-Based Approaches to Social Work. 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
Davis, Josh. 2016. “Death Spiral” Could Be A Fourth Phase Of Life. IFLScience. IFLScience. June 27.


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. 1971. Examination of Disbursing Transactions, Naval Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia. 092598. 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
Dutta, Ashutosh. 2010. Systems optimization for mobility management. Doctoral dissertation, New York, NY: Columbia 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
Walsh, Mary Williams. 2011. Shuttle’s End Leaves NASA A Pension Bill. New York Times, June 15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kanamori 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Maxfield and Tabas 2005; Kanamori 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Maxfield and Tabas 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Turnbaugh et al. 2006)

About the journal

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

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