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
Gottfried, K. 2000. Sowing nuclear misconceptions. Nature 403: 131–133.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rey, Guillaume, and Akhilesh B. Reddy. 2013. Physiology. Rhythmic respiration. Science (New York, N.Y.) 342: 570–571.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schwartz, Jeffrey H., Ian Tattersall, and Zhang Chi. 2014. Comment on “A complete skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the evolutionary biology of early Homo.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 344: 360.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Volfson, Dmitri, Jennifer Marciniak, William J. Blake, Natalie Ostroff, Lev S. Tsimring, and Jeff Hasty. 2006. Origins of extrinsic variability in eukaryotic gene expression. Nature 439: 861–864.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Conrick, Charles, IV, and Scott Hanson. 2013. Vertical Option Spreads. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Strumia, Renata, ed. 2013. Eating Disorders and the Skin. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Blance, Andrew. 2012. Multilevel Modelling. In Modern Methods for Epidemiology, ed. Yu-Kang Tu and Darren C. Greenwood, 73–91. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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. 2015. Spiders Create Graphene-Infused Super Webs. IFLScience. IFLScience. May 6.


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. 1990. Children’s Issues: A Decade of GAO Reports and Recent Activities. HRD-90-162. 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
Crossman, Donna Cangelosi. 2008. The impact of safety culture on worker motivation and the economic bottom line. Doctoral dissertation, Minneapolis, MN: Capella 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
Novick, Susan M. 2016. A Brasserie With an Irreverent Side. New York Times, March 27.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gottfried 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Gottfried 2000; Rey and Reddy 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Rey and Reddy 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Volfson et al. 2006)

About the journal

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

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