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
Zharkov, D. 2000. Wise fool left Hussars for career in science admin. Nature 406, 6796, 560.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sharma, Ankit and John F. Hartwig. 2015. Metal-catalysed azidation of tertiary C-H bonds suitable for late-stage functionalization. Nature 517, 7536, 600–604.
A journal article with 3 authors
Turalska, Malgorzata, Bruce J. West and Paolo Grigolini. 2013. Role of committed minorities in times of crisis. Scientific reports 3, 1371.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Liu, Jingjing et al. 2014. Serum Helicobacter pylori NapA antibody as a potential biomarker for gastric cancer. Scientific reports 4, 4143.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tapiero, Charles S. 2010. Risk Finance and Asset Pricing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Gal, Cecilia S., Paul B. Kantor and Michael E. Lesk eds. 2009. Protecting Persons While Protecting the People: Second Annual Workshop on Information Privacy and National Security, ISIPS 2008, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, May 12, 2008. Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
D’Abbondanza, Josephine A. et al. 2015. Mouse Genetic Background Is Associated with Variation in Secondary Complications After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. In J. Fandino et al. (eds.), Neurovascular Events After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Towards Experimental and Clinical Standardisation, 29–33. 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
Andrew, Elise. 2015. What Is The Largest Known Object In The Universe? 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. 2017. Radioactive Sources: Opportunities Exist for Federal Agencies to Strengthen Transportation Security. 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
Petrovic, Vojislav. 2017. The K(n)-local E n-Adams Spectral Sequence and a Cohomological Approximation of its E2-term. Doctoral dissertation. Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana.

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
Poniewozik, James. 2017. Fox News Is Fixing For a Fight At Night. New York Times, C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Zharkov 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Zharkov 2000; Sharma and Hartwig 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Sharma and Hartwig 2015)
  • Three authors: (Turalska, West and Grigolini 2013)
  • 4 or more authors: (Liu et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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