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
Messersmith, P. B. (2010). Materials science. Holding on by a hard-shell thread. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5975), 180–181.
A journal article with 2 authors
Peters, D. H., & Bloom, G. (2012). Developing world: Bring order to unregulated health markets. Nature, 487(7406), 163–165.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ji, Z., Gao, H., & Yu, H. (2015). CELL DIVISION CYCLE. Kinetochore attachment sensed by competitive Mps1 and microtubule binding to Ndc80C. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6240), 1260–1264.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Galiana, G., Branca, R. T., Jenista, E. R., & Warren, W. S. (2008). Accurate temperature imaging based on intermolecular coherences in magnetic resonance. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5900), 421–424.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smed, J., & Hakonen, H. (2006). Algorithms and Networking for Computer Games. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Banerjee, B., & Ceri, S. (Eds.). (2016). Creating Innovation Leaders: A Global Perspective (1st ed. 2016). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Barnat, J. (2015). Quo Vadis Explicit-State Model Checking. In G. F. Italiano, T. Margaria-Steffen, J. Pokorný, J.-J. Quisquater, & R. Wattenhofer (Eds.), SOFSEM 2015: Theory and Practice of Computer Science: 41st International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, Pec pod Sněžkou, Czech Republic, January 24-29, 2015. Proceedings (pp. 46–57). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Fang, J. (2014, June 19). New Horned Dino Had Headgear Shaped Like Wings. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1984). Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Oversight of National Public Radio (No. AFMD-84-44). 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
McAvoy, D. L. (2012). Coming of age with Shakespeare: The convergence of American youth culture and high culture since the 1980s (Doctoral dissertation). Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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, M. (2012, October 11). Armstrong Finds a Mixed Reception in Triathlon. New York Times, p. B14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Messersmith, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Messersmith, 2010; Peters & Bloom, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Peters & Bloom, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Ji, Gao, & Yu, 2015)
  • 6 or more authors: (Galiana, Branca, Jenista, & Warren, 2008)

About the journal

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

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