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
Barrow, J. D. (2005). Einstein as icon. Nature, 433(7023), 218–219.
A journal article with 2 authors
Scully, M. O., & Svidzinsky, A. A. (2010). Physics. The Lamb shift--yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5983), 1239–1241.
A journal article with 3 authors
West, S., Gromak, N., & Proudfoot, N. J. (2004). Human 5’ --> 3’ exonuclease Xrn2 promotes transcription termination at co-transcriptional cleavage sites. Nature, 432(7016), 522–525.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Thoma, R., Schulz-Gasch, T., D’Arcy, B., Benz, J., Aebi, J., Dehmlow, H., Hennig, M., Stihle, M., & Ruf, A. (2004). Insight into steroid scaffold formation from the structure of human oxidosqualene cyclase. Nature, 432(7013), 118–122.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pilot, M. J. (2014). Driving Sustainability to Business Success. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Nikoletseas, S. E. (Ed.). (2005). Experimental and Efficient Algorithms: 4th International Workshop, WEA 2005, Santorini Island, Greece, May 10-13, 2005. Proceedings (Vol. 3503). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Benirschke, K., Burton, G. J., & Baergen, R. N. (2012). Placental Types. In G. J. Burton & R. N. Baergen (Eds.), Pathology of the Human Placenta (pp. 27–39). 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
Andrew, E. (2014, July 8). Researchers Make Significant Progress In The Development Of An Alzheimer’s Blood Test. 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. (2014). Airport Funding: Aviation Industry Changes Affect Airport Development Costs and Financing (GAO-14-658T). 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
Schulz, J. L. (2015). Factors Affecting Prey Availability and Habitat Usage of Wintering Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) in Coastal Louisiana [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
Lee, L. (2013, July 25). Bathed in the Glow of Splashing Water. New York Times, D3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Barrow, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Barrow, 2005; Scully & Svidzinsky, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Scully & Svidzinsky, 2010)
  • Three authors: (West et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Thoma 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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