How to format your references using the Javnost - The Public citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Javnost - The Public. 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
Davies, Jamie A. 2015. Biological techniques: Kidney tissue grown from induced stem cells. Nature 526, 7574, 512–513.
A journal article with 2 authors
Papavasiliou, F. N. and D. G. Schatz. 2000. Cell-cycle-regulated DNA double-stranded breaks in somatic hypermutation of immunoglobulin genes. Nature 408, 6809, 216–221.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ganem, Neil J., Susana A. Godinho and David Pellman. 2009. A mechanism linking extra centrosomes to chromosomal instability. Nature 460, 7252, 278–282.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
McClintock, William E. et al. 2008. Mercury’s exosphere: observations during MESSENGER’s First Mercury flyby. Science (New York, N.Y.) 321, 5885, 92–94.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dubé, Jean and Diègo Legros. 2014. Spatial Econometrics Using Microdata. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bugdol, Marek. 2015. Integrated Management Systems P. Jedynak (ed.),. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Štengl, Václav et al. 2016. Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Stoichiometric Degradation of Chemical Warfare Agents. In P. de Voogt (ed.), Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Volume 236, Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 239–258. 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 Javnost - The Public.

Blog post
Carpineti, Alfredo. 2016. New Photo Shows The Dark Side Of Pluto. IFLScience <> Retrieved October 30, 2018.


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. 2004. Telecommunications: Subscriber Rates and Competition in the Cable Television Industry. 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
Galvan, Raquel. 2015. A mixed-methods study of mathematics and science achievement of refugee students in homogeneous and heterogeneous groups. Doctoral dissertation. Minneapolis, MN: Capella University.

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
Branch, John. 2016. Why Steve Kerr Sees Life Beyond the Court. New York Times, SP1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Davies 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Davies 2015; Papavasiliou and Schatz 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Papavasiliou and Schatz 2000)
  • Three authors: (Ganem, Godinho and Pellman 2009)
  • 4 or more authors: (McClintock et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleJavnost - The Public
ISSN (print)1318-3222
ISSN (online)1854-8377

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