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
Smaglik, P. 2001. Biologists officially welcome plan. Nature 412: 665.
A journal article with 2 authors
Parnell, R. J., and H. M. Buchanan-Smith. 2001. Animal behaviour. An unusual social display by gorillas. Nature 412: 294.
A journal article with 3 authors
Skoglund, G., M. Nockert, and B. Holst. 2013. Viking and early Middle Ages northern Scandinavian textiles proven to be made with hemp. Scientific reports 3: 2686.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Li, Jian Feng, Yi Fan Huang, Yong Ding, Zhi Lin Yang, Song Bo Li, Xiao Shun Zhou, Feng Ru Fan, et al. 2010. Shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Nature 464: 392–395.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wubbolding, Robert E. 2017. Reality Therapy and Self-Evaluation. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
An edited book
Krum, Spencer. 2013. Pro Puppet: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably. Edited by William Van Hevelingen, Ben Kero, James Turnbull, and Jeffery McCune. Second Edition. Berkeley, CA: Apress.
A chapter in an edited book
Reyboz, Marina, Olivier Rozeau, and Thierry Poiroux. 2009. Compact Modeling of Double Gate MOSFET for IC Design. In Planar Double-Gate Transistor: From Technology to Circuit, ed. Amara Amara and Olivier Rozeau, 55–88. 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. Flatworm Reproduces by Using its Penis to Inject Sperm Into its Head. IFLScience. IFLScience. July 1.


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. 1984. High-Quality Senior Marine Corps Officers: How Many Stay Beyond 20 Years of Service? PEMD-85-1. 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
Strickland, Kelli C. 2012. A historical analysis of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
Goldman, Russell. 2017. Saudis Arrest Woman Seen In Miniskirt In Video Clip. New York Times, July 18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Parnell and Buchanan-Smith 2001; Smaglik 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Parnell and Buchanan-Smith 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al. 2010)

About the journal

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

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