How to format your references using the Central European Journal of Public Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Central European Journal of Public Health (CEJPH). 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
Frei H. Chemistry. Selective hydrocarbon oxidation in zeolites. Science. 2006 Jul 21;313(5785):309–10.
A journal article with 2 authors
Dominé F, Shepson PB. Air-snow interactions and atmospheric chemistry. Science. 2002 Aug 30;297(5586):1506–10.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shahabi A, Wang H, Upmanyu M. Shaping van der Waals nanoribbons via torsional constraints: scrolls, folds and supercoils. Sci Rep. 2014 Nov 24;4:7004.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Greene JD, Sommerville RB, Nystrom LE, Darley JM, Cohen JD. An fMRI investigation of emotional engagement in moral judgment. Science. 2001 Sep 14;293(5537):2105–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ghiani G, Laporte G, Musmanno R. Introduction to Logistics Systems Management. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
Pandurangan G, Anil Kumar VS, Ming G, Liu Y, Li Y, editors. Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications: 5th International Conference, WASA 2010, Beijing, China, August 15-17, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. XV, 256 p. 156 illus. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6221).
A chapter in an edited book
Ishiwatari M. Institution and Governance Related Learning from the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. In: Shaw R, editor. Disaster Recovery: Used or Misused Development Opportunity. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2014. p. 77–88. (Disaster Risk Reduction).

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 Central European Journal of Public Health.

Blog post
Hale T. Check Out What Happens When You Add A Glowstick To Magnetized Liquid [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Computer Technology: Air Attack Warning System Cannot Process All Radar Track Data. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 May. Report No.: IMTEC-91-15.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Durak D. Improving forecasting accuracy of electric switch demand using artificial neural network and aggregate customer clustering techniques [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 2016.

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
Wejchert M. Falling Off the Edge. New York Times. 2017 May 1;A27.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (1).
This sentence cites two references (1,2).
This sentence cites four references (1–4).

About the journal

Full journal titleCentral European Journal of Public Health
ISSN (print)1210-7778
ISSN (online)1803-1048

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