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
Montgomery, S. L. 2001. Newton in Japan. Nature 411: 25.
A journal article with 2 authors
De La Cruz, E. M., and T. D. Pollard. 2001. Structural biology. Actin’ up. Science (New York, N.Y.) 293: 616–618.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mitchell, Jude F., Gene R. Stoner, and John H. Reynolds. 2004. Object-based attention determines dominance in binocular rivalry. Nature 429: 410–413.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Bosman, Michel, Enyi Ye, Shu Fen Tan, Christian A. Nijhuis, Joel K. W. Yang, Renaud Marty, Adnen Mlayah, Arnaud Arbouet, Christian Girard, and Ming-Yong Han. 2013. Surface plasmon damping quantified with an electron nanoprobe. Scientific reports 3: 1312.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kurimoto, Noriaki, David I. K. Fielding, and Ali I. Musani. 2011. Endobronchial Ultrasonography. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Peschek, Guenter A., Christian Obinger, and Gernot Renger, ed. 2011. Bioenergetic Processes of Cyanobacteria: From Evolutionary Singularity to Ecological Diversity. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Lee, Chi-Chun, Athanasios Katsamanis, Matthew P. Black, Brian R. Baucom, Panayiotis G. Georgiou, and Shrikanth S. Narayanan. 2011. Affective State Recognition in Married Couples’ Interactions Using PCA-Based Vocal Entrainment Measures with Multiple Instance Learning. In Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction: Fourth International Conference, ACII 2011, Memphis, TN, USA, October 9–12, 2011, Proceedings, Part II, ed. Sidney D’Mello, Arthur Graesser, Björn Schuller, and Jean-Claude Martin, 31–41. 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
Luntz, Stephen. 2016. HMS Terror Rediscovered 170 Years After Ill-Fated Northwest Passage Attempt. IFLScience. IFLScience. September 13.


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. 2002. Science And Technology: Air Force’s Planning Process Meets Statutory Requirement. GAO-02-273. 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
Ellerbrook, Sharon Lynn. 2009. Exploring the efficiency and effectiveness of teacher selection tools: The effects on the total group with a focus on the gender sub-groups. Doctoral dissertation, St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood 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
Levy, Clifford J., and Sophia Kishkovsky. 2008. Russian Strikes Back at BP’s Chairman, as Oil Dispute Flares Again. New York Times, June 17.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Montgomery 2001).
This sentence cites two references (De La Cruz and Pollard 2001; Montgomery 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (De La Cruz and Pollard 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Bosman et al. 2013)

About the journal

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

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