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
Burnell JB. Astronomy. Pulsars 40 years on. Science. 2007 Oct 26;318(5850):579–81.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kilpivaara O, Aaltonen LA. Diagnostic cancer genome sequencing and the contribution of germline variants. Science. 2013 Mar 29;339(6127):1559–62.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bao H, Lyons JR, Zhou C. Triple oxygen isotope evidence for elevated CO2 levels after a Neoproterozoic glaciation. Nature. 2008 May 22;453(7194):504–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Scheffer M, Bascompte J, Brock WA, Brovkin V, Carpenter SR, Dakos V, et al. Early-warning signals for critical transitions. Nature. 2009 Sep 3;461(7260):53–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bertocchi M, Schwartz SL, Ziemba WT. Optimizing the Aging, Retirement, and Pensions Dilemma. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Makwana VH. Transmission Line Protection Using Digital Technology. Bhalja BR, editor. Singapore: Springer; 2016. XIX, 167 p. 62 illus., 1 illus. in color. (Energy Systems in Electrical Engineering).
A chapter in an edited book
Falcocchio JC, Levinson HS. Overview of the Causes of Congestion. In: Levinson HS, editor. Road Traffic Congestion: A Concise Guide. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 35–7. (Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic).

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. Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light – 150 Years After Maxwell [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. Internet Protocol Version 6: Federal Agencies Need to Plan for Transition and Manage Security Risks. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Jun. Report No.: GAO-05-845T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Meng W. Synthesis and design of microwave wideband filters and components [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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
Vlasic B, Chapman MM. New Math for Detroit. New York Times. 2015 Nov 25;B1.

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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