How to format your references using the Journal of Global Policy and Governance citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Global Policy and Governance. 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
Benovic JL (2015) Structural biology: Arresting developments in receptor signalling. Nature 523:538–539
A journal article with 2 authors
Ammerman AJ, McClennen CE (2000) URBAN ECOLOGY: Saving Venice. Science 289:1301–1302
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoshida S, Sukeno M, Nabeshima Y-I (2007) A vasculature-associated niche for undifferentiated spermatogonia in the mouse testis. Science 317:1722–1726
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Morisset S, Rouleau A, Ligneau X, et al (2000) High constitutive activity of native H3 receptors regulates histamine neurons in brain. Nature 408:860–864

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kaplan W (1998) Maxima and Minima with Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Ulbrich H, GÜnthner W (eds) (2005) IUTAM Symposium on Vibration Control of Nonlinear Mechanisms and Structures: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Munich, Germany, 18–22 July 2005. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Kanke H, Takegawa Y, Terada T, Tsukamoto M (2012) Airstic Drum: A Drumstick for Integration of Real and Virtual Drums. In: Nijholt A, Romão T, Reidsma D (eds) Advances in Computer Entertainment: 9th International Conference, ACE 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 3-5, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 57–69

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 Global Policy and Governance.

Blog post
Luntz S (2017) Arctic Methane Seeps Might Cool, Not Warm, The Planet. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2003) Highway Safety: Research Continues on a Variety of Factors That Contribute to Motor Vehicle Crashes. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Kunihiro AG (2014) The relationship between dietary omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake and colorectal cancer. 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
Belson K, Shpigel B (2017) Supersized Payback Is in Sight. New York Times SP1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Benovic 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Ammerman and McClennen 2000; Benovic 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Ammerman and McClennen 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Morisset et al. 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Global Policy and Governance
ISSN (print)2194-7740
ISSN (online)2194-7759

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