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
Wright J (2014) Genetics: Unravelling complexity. Nature 508:S6-7
A journal article with 2 authors
Zeller D, Booth S (2005) Costs and benefits of regulating mercury. Science 310:777–9; author reply 777-9
A journal article with 3 authors
Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Wills KE (2014) Seasonal not annual rainfall determines grassland biomass response to carbon dioxide. Nature 511:583–586
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Astafiev O, Inomata K, Niskanen AO, et al (2007) Single artificial-atom lasing. Nature 449:588–590

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ramm AG, Hoang NS (2011) Dynamical Systems Method and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Wang F (ed) (2005) Formal Techniques for Networked and Distributed Systems - FORTE 2005: 25th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2-5, 2005. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Rouan D (2015) Ablation. In: Gargaud M, Irvine WM, Amils R, et al. (eds) Encyclopedia of Astrobiology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 28–28

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 (2015) Diverse Ecosystems Control Infectious Diseases. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/diverse-ecosystems-control-infectious-diseases/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (2009) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Acquisition Is Under Way, but Improvements Needed in Management and Oversight. 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
Marcheschi RL (2010) Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding individuals with epilepsy by marriage and family therapists and social workers. 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
Koblin J (2017) Another Williams Takes His Turn. New York Times B8

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wright 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Zeller and Booth 2005; Wright 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Zeller and Booth 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Astafiev et al. 2007)

About the journal

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