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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Central European Journal of Public Policy (CEJPP). 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
Roses, A. D. (2000). Pharmacogenetics and the practice of medicine. Nature, 405(6788), 857–865.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sprinzak, D., & Elowitz, M. B. (2005). Reconstruction of genetic circuits. Nature, 438(7067), 443–448.
A journal article with 3 authors
Buckling, A., Wills, M. A., & Colegrave, N. (2003). Adaptation limits diversification of experimental bacterial populations. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5653), 2107–2109.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Fellay, J., Thompson, A. J., Ge, D., Gumbs, C. E., Urban, T. J., Shianna, K. V., … Goldstein, D. B. (2010). ITPA gene variants protect against anaemia in patients treated for chronic hepatitis C. Nature, 464(7287), 405–408.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Maidl, B., Herrenknecht, M., Maidl, U., & Wehrmeyer, G. (2011). Maschineller Tunnelbau im Schildvortrieb. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Pimentel, D., & Peshin, R. (Eds.). (2014). Integrated Pest Management: Pesticide Problems, Vol.3. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhang, W., & Tan, C. H. (2016). A Secure Variant of Yasuda, Takagi and Sakurai’s Signature Scheme. In D. Lin, X. Wang, & M. Yung (Eds.), Information Security and Cryptology: 11th International Conference, Inscrypt 2015, Beijing, China, November 1-3, 2015, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 75–89). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Policy.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J. (2016, September 21). NASA To Make A “Surprising” Announcement About Jupiter’s Moon Europa Next Monday. Retrieved October 30, 2018, 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. (1972). Cost-Benefit Analysis Used in Support of the Space Shuttle Program (No. B-173677). 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
Francom, C. (2012). Análisis sociolingüístico de eleccion de lengua en encuentros de servicio: Una perspectiva etnográfica y experimental (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Crow, K. (2002, March 10). Is Anybody Regulating Cellphone Antennas? New York Times, p. 145.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Roses, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Roses, 2000; Sprinzak & Elowitz, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Sprinzak & Elowitz, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Buckling, Wills, & Colegrave, 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Fellay et al., 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleCentral European Journal of Public Policy
ISSN (online)1802-4866

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