How to format your references using the Mediální studia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mediální studia. 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
Abbott, A. (2001). Concern raised for missing biologist. Nature, 414(6863), 475.
A journal article with 2 authors
Horner-Devine, M. C., & Martiny, A. C. (2008). Biogeochemistry. News about nitrogen. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5877), 757–758.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen, J. L., Wilson, C. R., & Tapley, B. D. (2006). Satellite gravity measurements confirm accelerated melting of Greenland ice sheet. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5795), 1958–1960.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Chen, H.-C., Lin, H.-C., Chen, H.-H., Mai, F.-D., Liu, Y.-C., Lin, C.-M., Chang, C.-C., Tsai, H.-Y., & Yang, C.-P. (2014). Innovative strategy with potential to increase hemodialysis efficiency and safety. Scientific Reports, 4, 4425.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chin, W. (2016). Reservoir Engineering in Modern Oilfields. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Srinivasan, S. (2013). Thermodiffusion in Multicomponent Mixtures: Thermodynamic, Algebraic, and Neuro-Computing Models (M. Z. Saghir, Ed.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Liu, X., Lei, B., & Liu, Y. (2016). The Application of Phosphor in Agricultural Field. In R.-S. Liu (Ed.), Phosphors, Up Conversion Nano Particles, Quantum Dots and Their Applications: Volume 2 (pp. 119–137). 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 Mediální studia.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2016, August 8). Watch A Bald Eagle Snatch A Baby Osprey From Its Nest. 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. (2007). Health Information Technology: Early Efforts Initiated but Comprehensive Privacy Approach Needed for National Strategy (GAO-07-238). 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
Bryan, D. (2015). Facilitators or impediments to college readiness [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
Hodara, S. (2014, April 27). A Marriage of Visual Masters. New York Times, WE11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abbott, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Abbott, 2001; Horner-Devine & Martiny, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Horner-Devine & Martiny, 2008)
  • Three authors: (Chen et al., 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Chen et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleMediální studia
ISSN (print)1801-9978
ISSN (online)2464-4846

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