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
Greenfield PM. Technology and informal education: what is taught, what is learned. Science. 2009 Jan 2;323(5910):69–71.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chudinovskikh L, Boehler R. High-pressure polymorphs of olivine and the 660-km seismic discontinuity. Nature. 2001 May 31;411(6837):574–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee H, Zones SI, Davis ME. A combustion-free methodology for synthesizing zeolites and zeolite-like materials. Nature. 2003 Sep 25;425(6956):385–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Vavvas DG, Dryja TP, Wilson ME, Olsen TW, Shah A, Jurkunas U, et al. Lens regeneration in children. Nature. 2018 Apr 4;556(7699):E2–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Henden J. Beating Combat Stress. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
Maldoom D. Broadband in Europe: How Brussels Can Wire the Information Society. Marsden RAD, Sidak JG, Singer HJ, editors. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005. XIV, 220 p.
A chapter in an edited book
Dodd M, Mathias J, Nolan SJ. Teaching Mathematics to Adults: Integrating New and Old Knowledge. In: Marshall CA, Nolan SJ, Newton DP, editors. Widening Participation, Higher Education and Non-Traditional Students: Supporting Transitions through Foundation Programmes. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016. p. 57–72.

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
Andrew E. New Invisibility Cloak Completely Conceals Objects [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2013 [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. Status of the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977 Mar. Report No.: PSAD-77-23.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Tan C. Conceptualizing Psychological History: Edgar Allan Poe and the Themes of the Normal and the Pathological, Life and Death [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 2014.

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
Stelter B. Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of A Rating War. New York Times. 2013 Apr 18;MM24.

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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