How to format your references using the International Comparative Jurisprudence citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Comparative Jurisprudence. 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
Tromans, A. (2001). Entomology. The alkaloid defence. Nature, 409(6816), 28.
A journal article with 2 authors
Woolhouse, M. E. J., & Ward, M. J. (2013). Microbiology. Sources of antimicrobial resistance. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6153), 1460–1461.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kortenkamp, S. J., Wetherill, G. W., & Inaba, S. (2001). Runaway growth of planetary embryos facilitated by massive bodies in a protoplanetary disk. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5532), 1127–1129.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gebert, B., Fischer, W., Weiss, E., Hoffmann, R., & Haas, R. (2003). Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin inhibits T lymphocyte activation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5636), 1099–1102.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Moir, I., & Seabridge, A. G. (2006). Military Avionics Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Conati, C., Heffernan, N., Mitrovic, A., & Verdejo, M. F. (Eds.). (2015). Artificial Intelligence in Education: 17th International Conference, AIED 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 22-26, 2015. Proceedings (Vol. 9112). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Mas, A. C., Nethsinghe, R., & Forrest, D. (2016). The Arts within a Sustainable Educational Agenda. In T. Barkatsas & A. Bertram (Eds.), Global Learning in the 21st Century (pp. 71–82). SensePublishers.

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 International Comparative Jurisprudence.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2015, April 1). What Did Neanderthals Sound Like? 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. (2011). DOD Education Benefits: Further Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Tuition Assistance Program (GAO-11-389T). 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
McCullough, J. (2009). Functional outcomes and patient satisfaction. A retrospective study to determine if these factors are correlated in a clinical setting. A project report [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
Henking, S. (2013, August 25). Drawn to Uncertainties. New York Times, BU7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Tromans, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Tromans, 2001; Woolhouse & Ward, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Woolhouse & Ward, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Kortenkamp et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Gebert et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Comparative Jurisprudence
AbbreviationInt. Comp. Jurisprud.
ISSN (print)2351-6674

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