How to format your references using the Journal of Eurasian Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Eurasian Studies. 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
Skinner, J. L. (2010). Chemistry. Following the motions of water molecules in aqueous solutions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5981), 985–986.
A journal article with 2 authors
Settele, J., & Kühn, E. (2009). Ecology. Insect conservation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5936), 41–42.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sherman, D. H., Tsukamoto, S., & Williams, R. M. (2015). ORGANIC SYNTHESIS. Comment on “Asymmetric syntheses of sceptrin and massadine and evidence for biosynthetic enantiodivergence.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 349(6244), 149.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Hammer, N. I., Shin, J.-W., Headrick, J. M., Diken, E. G., Roscioli, J. R., Weddle, G. H., & Johnson, M. A. (2004). How do small water clusters bind an excess electron? Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5696), 675–679.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zack, G. M. (2012). Financial Statement Fraud. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Lüttge, U., Beck, E., & Bartels, D. (Eds.). (2011). Plant Desiccation Tolerance (Vol. 215). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Beccuti, M., Franceschinis, G., Kaâniche, M., & Kanoun, K. (2009). Multi-level Dependability Modeling of Interdependencies between the Electricity and Information Infrastructures. In R. Setola & S. Geretshuber (Eds.), Critical Information Infrastructure Security: Third International Workshop, CRITIS 2008, Rome, Italy, October13-15, 2008. Revised Papers (pp. 48–59). 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 Journal of Eurasian Studies.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2015, November 11). Why Did Humans Develop So Many Different Languages? IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2007). Telecommunications: Preliminary Information on Media Ownership (GAO-08-330R). 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
Ortega, R. (2012). Effects of cultural and linguistic differences in breast cancer screening behaviors among elderly Latina women [Doctoral dissertation]. 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
Walsh, M. W. (2010, October 8). S.&P. Says Cost to Care For Elderly Will Spiral. New York Times, B4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Skinner, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Settele & Kühn, 2009; Skinner, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Settele & Kühn, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Sherman et al., 2015)
  • 6 or more authors: (Hammer et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Eurasian Studies
ISSN (print)1879-3665
Sociology and Political Science
Cultural Studies

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