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
Cohen J. AIDS. No end in sight. Science. 2015 Jul 17;349(6245):230–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stein S, Liu M. Long aftershock sequences within continents and implications for earthquake hazard assessment. Nature. 2009 Nov 5;462(7269):87–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
James S, Simmons CP, James AA. Ecology. Mosquito trials. Science. 2011 Nov 11;334(6057):771–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Li YG, Ji DF, Zhong S, Lin TB, Lv ZQ, Hu GY, et al. 1-deoxynojirimycin inhibits glucose absorption and accelerates glucose metabolism in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1377.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sheldrake P. The Spiritual City. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
Moller L, Huett JB, Harvey DM, editors. Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century: Visions of the Future. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2009. XVI, 232 p. 20 illus.
A chapter in an edited book
Diong ML, Bas P, Pelle C, Sawaya W. Document Authentication Using 2D Codes: Maximizing the Decoding Performance Using Statistical Inference. In: Decker BD, Chadwick DW, editors. Communications and Multimedia Security: 13th IFIP TC 6/TC 11 International Conference, CMS 2012, Canterbury, UK, September 3-5, 2012 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 39–54. (Hutchison D, Kanade T, Kittler J, Kleinberg JM, Mattern F, Mitchell JC, et al., editors. Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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
Taub B. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016. “Lost Mayan City” Discovered By Teenager May Not Be A City After All.


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. High Speed Passenger Rail: Future Development Will Depend on Addressing Financial and Other Challenges and Establishing a Clear Federal Role. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 Mar. Report No.: GAO-09-317.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Copeland EJ. A grant proposal for individuals with severe mental illness [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2010.

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
Bordewich FM. Debate Prep. New York Times. 2017 Aug 14;BR21.

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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