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
Humphries, Courtney. 2012. Screening: Testing times. Nature 488, 7413, S8-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, Wenjing and Daqiang Yuan. 2014. Mesoporous carbon originated from non-permanent porous MOFs for gas storage and CO2/CH4 separation. Scientific reports 4, 5711.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tsiavaliaris, Georgios, Setsuko Fujita-Becker and Dietmar J. Manstein. 2004. Molecular engineering of a backwards-moving myosin motor. Nature 427, 6974, 558–561.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Shen, Caiwei et al. 2013. Direct prototyping of patterned nanoporous carbon: a route from materials to on-chip devices. Scientific reports 3, 2294.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Knuth, Elaine. 2011. Trading Between the Lines. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Thomas, Nigel and Carlos Juiz eds. 2008. Computer Performance Engineering: 5th European Performance Engineering Workshop, EPEW 2008, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 24-25, 2008. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Premo, L. S. 2015. Mobility and Cultural Diversity in Central-Place Foragers: Implications for the Emergence of Modern Human Behavior. In A. Mesoudi and K. Aoki (eds.), Learning Strategies and Cultural Evolution during the Palaeolithic, 45–65. Tokyo: Springer Japan.

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
Hale, Tom. 2015. Check Out This Previously Unreleased Footage Of Nuclear Bomb Tests. 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. 1987. Federal Research: Effectiveness of Small Business Innovation Research Program Procedures. 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
Chung, Jinwoo. 2009. Understanding caregiving for older adults with dementia in Korean American families. Doctoral dissertation. Long Beach, CA: 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
Kelly, Caitlin. 2008. Finishing Tarrytown Hall, in Nick of Time. New York Times, WE2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Humphries 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Humphries 2012; Wang and Yuan 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Yuan 2014)
  • Three authors: (Tsiavaliaris, Fujita-Becker and Manstein 2004)
  • 4 or more authors: (Shen et al. 2013)

About the journal

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

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