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
Serhan, Charles N. 2014. Pro-resolving lipid mediators are leads for resolution physiology. Nature 510, 7503, 92–101.
A journal article with 2 authors
Suits, Arthur G. and David H. Parker. 2014. Photochemistry. Hot molecules--off the beaten path. Science (New York, N.Y.) 346, 6205, 30–31.
A journal article with 3 authors
Logvenov, G., A. Gozar and I. Bozovic. 2009. High-temperature superconductivity in a single copper-oxygen plane. Science (New York, N.Y.) 326, 5953, 699–702.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Engler, Adam J. et al. 2009. Multiscale modeling of form and function. Science (New York, N.Y.) 324, 5924, 208–212.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weller, Richard B., Hamish J. A. Hunter and Margaret W. Mann. 2014. Clinical Dermatology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Bramer, Max, Miltos Petridis and Adrian Hopgood eds. 2011. Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXVII: Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVIII Proceedings of AI-2010, The Thirtieth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. London: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Osman, Taha, Dhavalkumar Thakker and Gerald Schaefer. 2010. Semantics-Based Intelligent Indexing and Retrieval of Digital Images – A Case Study. In R. Chbeir et al. (eds.), Emergent Web Intelligence: Advanced Information Retrieval, Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing, 117–134. London: 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 Javnost - The Public.

Blog post
Davis, Josh. 2016. 100-Million-Year-Old Relationship May Soon Be Driven To Extinction. 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. 1997. Financial Audit: District of Columbia Highway Trust Fund’s 1996 Financial Statements. 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
Greene, Judybeth. 2017. Recognizing the “Muchness” in Art Education: a Historical Analysis of Developments in Education and Art Education Since the 1950s and the Finding Your Muchness Photoshop Curriculum. Doctoral dissertation. Washington, DC: George Washington 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
Baker, Linda. 2007. Near Seattle, Tribal Casinos Lead to Even Bigger Bets. New York Times, C6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Serhan 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Serhan 2014; Suits and Parker 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Suits and Parker 2014)
  • Three authors: (Logvenov, Gozar and Bozovic 2009)
  • 4 or more authors: (Engler et al. 2009)

About the journal

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

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