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
Gottesman, D. (2006). Physics. Jump-starting quantum error correction with entanglement. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5798), 427–428.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tsymbal, E. Y., & Kohlstedt, H. (2006). Applied physics. Tunneling across a ferroelectric. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5784), 181–183.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen, J., Weidner, D. J., & Vaughan, M. T. (2002). The strength of Mg(0.9)Fe(0.1)SiO3 perovskite at high pressure and temperature. Nature, 419(6909), 824–826.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Spillane, C., Schmid, K. J., Laoueillé-Duprat, S., Pien, S., Escobar-Restrepo, J.-M., Baroux, C., … Grossniklaus, U. (2007). Positive darwinian selection at the imprinted MEDEA locus in plants. Nature, 448(7151), 349–352.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tolin, D. F., Worden, B. L., Wootton, B. M., & Gilliam, C. M. (2017). CBT for Hoarding Disorder. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Nguyen, N. T., Maria, E. J. D., Ikramuddin, S., & Hutter, M. M. (Eds.). (2008). The SAGES Manual: A Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Tsudik, G. (2007). A Family of Dunces: Trivial RFID Identification and Authentication Protocols. In N. Borisov & P. Golle (Eds.), Privacy Enhancing Technologies: 7th International Symposium, PET 2007 Ottawa, Canada, June 20-22, 2007 Revised Selected Papers (pp. 45–61). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Andrew, E. (2014, September 19). Chemistry Life Hacks. 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. (1968). Why Is GAO Necessary and What Does It Hope To Accomplish? (No. 094489). 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
Frisbee, K. L. (2015). The impact of mobile health (mhealth) technology on family caregiver’s burden levels and an assessment of variations in mhealth tool use (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Hussey, K. (2015, September 25). Troubling Text Before a Couple Vanished in Connecticut: ‘Did You Hurt Mom?’ New York Times, p. A33.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Russo, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Barnes, 2010; Yartsev, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Tsymbal & Kohlstedt, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Chen, Weidner, & Vaughan, 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Zhou et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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