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
Cuomo, S. (2004). Beyond the ivory tower. The sinews of war: ancient catapults. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5659), 771–772.
A journal article with 2 authors
Thybo, H., & Nielsen, C. A. (2009). Magma-compensated crustal thinning in continental rift zones. Nature, 457(7231), 873–876.
A journal article with 3 authors
Alves, J. F., Lada, C. J., & Lada, E. A. (2001). Internal structure of a cold dark molecular cloud inferred from the extinction of background starlight. Nature, 409(6817), 159–161.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zyryanova, A. F., Weis, F., Faille, A., Alard, A. A., Crespillo-Casado, A., Sekine, Y., Harding, H. P., Allen, F., Parts, L., Fromont, C., Fischer, P. M., Warren, A. J., & Ron, D. (2018). Binding of ISRIB reveals a regulatory site in the nucleotide exchange factor eIF2B. Science (New York, N.Y.), 359(6383), 1533–1536.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Levy, D. (2011). Practical Diabetes Care. Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Karniel, A. (2011). Managing the Dynamics of New Product Development Processes: A New Product Lifecycle Management Paradigm (Y. Reich, Ed.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Vitasek, K., Manrodt, K., & Kling, J. (2012). Microsoft and Accenture Perfect a Pricing Model. In K. Manrodt & J. Kling (Eds.), Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships (pp. 89–117). Palgrave Macmillan US.

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
Fang, J. (2015, May 13). Bats Open Their Mouths Wider To Focus Their Sonar Beam. 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. (1971). Review of the Policies and Procedures of the Office of Education in Administering Contracts Awarded for the Purpose of Studying or Evaluating Educational Programs (B-164031(1)). 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
Harvey, T. N. (2016). Effects of low pass filtered input on adult non-lexical intonation in second language acquisition [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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, R. (2012, December 29). The Taboo of Menstruation. New York Times, A19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cuomo, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Cuomo, 2004; Thybo & Nielsen, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Thybo & Nielsen, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Alves et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Zyryanova et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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