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
Baker, Daniel N. 2002. Space science. How to cope with space weather. Science (New York, N.Y.) 297, 5586, 1486–1487.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yamagata, Masahito and Joshua R. Sanes. 2008. Dscam and Sidekick proteins direct lamina-specific synaptic connections in vertebrate retina. Nature 451, 7177, 465–469.
A journal article with 3 authors
Khudiyev, Tural, Ersin Huseyinoglu and Mehmet Bayindir. 2014. Non-resonant Mie scattering: emergent optical properties of core-shell polymer nanowires. Scientific reports 4, 4607.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gunnarsson, T. G. et al. 2004. Pair bonds: arrival synchrony in migratory birds. Nature 431, 7009, 646.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bunnell, Tim. 2016. From World City to the World in One City. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Bol, Georg, Svetlozar T. Rachev and Reinhold Würth eds. 2009. Risk Assessment: Decisions in Banking and Finance. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD.
A chapter in an edited book
Cuenca, Manuel Álvarez and Maryam Reza. 2013. CUBEN, A Novel Bioreactor for the Removal of Nutrients. In J. Coca-Prados and G. Gutiérrez-Cervelló (eds.), Economic Sustainability and Environmental Protection in Mediterranean Countries through Clean Manufacturing Methods, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, 63–92. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Andrews, Robin. 2016. Hottest June Ever Recorded Breaks All Kinds Of Awful Climate Change Records. 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. 2010. Telecommunications: Survey of State Public Utility Commissions (GAO-11-13SP, October 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-11-11. 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
Monk, Kevin J. 2014. Effects of distractors and force feedback on an aimed movement task in a CDTI environment. 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
Pilon, Mary and Andrew W. Lehren. 2014. A Tennis Board Woven With Conflicts. New York Times, D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Baker 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Baker 2002; Yamagata and Sanes 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Yamagata and Sanes 2008)
  • Three authors: (Khudiyev, Huseyinoglu and Bayindir 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Gunnarsson et al. 2004)

About the journal

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

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