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
Witkowski, J. A. (2002). Mad hatters at the DNA tea party. Nature, 415(6871), 473–474.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shcheka, S. S., & Keppler, H. (2012). The origin of the terrestrial noble-gas signature. Nature, 490(7421), 531–534.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chu, L., Xiao, K.-J., & Yu, J.-Q. (2014). Room-temperature enantioselective C-H iodination via kinetic resolution. Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6208), 451–455.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Opher, M., Bibi, F. A., Toth, G., Richardson, J. D., Izmodenov, V. V., & Gombosi, T. I. (2009). A strong, highly-tilted interstellar magnetic field near the Solar System. Nature, 462(7276), 1036–1038.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Goodhew, S. (2016). Sustainable Construction Processes. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Wang, Y. (2016). Optimal Trajectory Planning and Train Scheduling for Urban Rail Transit Systems (B. Ning, T. van den Boom, & B. De Schutter, Eds.). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Korporal, A., & Regensburger, G. (2014). Composing and Factoring Generalized Green’s Operators and Ordinary Boundary Problems. In M. Barkatou, T. Cluzeau, G. Regensburger, & M. Rosenkranz (Eds.), Algebraic and Algorithmic Aspects of Differential and Integral Operators: 5th International Meeting, AADIOS 2012, Held at the Applications of Computer Algebra Conference, ACA 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 25-28, 2012, Selected and Invited Papers (pp. 116–134). 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
Hamilton, K. (2016, June 9). More Than 32 Million Twitter Passwords May Have Been Hacked And Offered For Sale On The Dark Web. 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. (2001). Space Station: Inadequate Planning and Design Led to Propulsion Module Project Failure (GAO-01-633). 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
Li, J. (2015). Growth Prediction of New Fractures in the Shadows of Existing Hydraulic Fractures in Shale Gas Formations [Doctoral dissertation]. 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
Rothenberg, B. (2016, September 7). Officials Investigating Odd Betting Patterns During Early Match. New York Times, B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Witkowski, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Shcheka & Keppler, 2012; Witkowski, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Shcheka & Keppler, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Chu et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Opher et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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