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
Govindan, R. (2014). Cancer. Attack of the clones. Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6206), 169–170.
A journal article with 2 authors
Soles, C. L., & Ding, Y. (2008). Materials science. Nanoscale polymer processing. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5902), 689–690.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wu, J. I., Crabtree, G. R., & Crabtee, G. R. (2007). Cell signaling. Nuclear actin as choreographer of cell morphology and transcription. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5832), 1710–1711.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Clutton-Brock, T. H., Hodge, S. J., Spong, G., Russell, A. F., Jordan, N. R., Bennett, N. C., Sharpe, L. L., & Manser, M. B. (2006). Intrasexual competition and sexual selection in cooperative mammals. Nature, 444(7122), 1065–1068.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Esmailzadeh, R. (2016). Broadband Telecommunications Technologies and Management. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Vazquez Alvarez, A. J. (2015). An Introduction to Optimal Satellite Range Scheduling (R. S. Erwin, Ed.; Vol. 106). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Poggi, I., & Vincze, L. (2009). Gesture, Gaze and Persuasive Strategies in Political Discourse. In M. Kipp, J.-C. Martin, P. Paggio, & D. Heylen (Eds.), Multimodal Corpora: From Models of Natural Interaction to Systems and Applications (pp. 73–92). Springer.

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. (2015, November 6). Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute Release First Observations From “Alien Megastructure” Star. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2001). Mass Transit: FTA Could Relieve New Starts Program Funding Constraints (GAO-01-987). 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
Harris, D. W. (2012). An examination of the impact of computer-based animations and visualization sequence on student understanding of Hadley Cells in atmospheric circulation [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Maryland, College Park.

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
GEORGE GENE GUSTINES; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF. (2010, February 24). Superman’s Debut Comic Sells For $1 Million. New York Times, C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Govindan, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Govindan, 2014; Soles & Ding, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Soles & Ding, 2008)
  • Three authors: (Wu et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Clutton-Brock et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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