How to format your references using the Ostrava Journal of English Philology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ostrava Journal of English Philology. 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
Bobrow, Martin. “Regulate Research at the Animal-Human Interface.” Nature, vol. 475, no. 7357, July 2011, p. 448.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vafai, Scott B., and Vamsi K. Mootha. “Medicine. A Common Pathway for a Rare Disease?” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 342, no. 6165, Dec. 2013, pp. 1453–54.
A journal article with 3 authors
Basole, Amit, et al. “Mapping Multiple Features in the Population Response of Visual Cortex.” Nature, vol. 423, no. 6943, June 2003, pp. 986–90.
A journal article with 3 or more authors
Osuna, Christa E., et al. “Publisher Correction: Evidence That CD32a Does Not Mark the HIV-1 Latent Reservoir.” Nature, Oct. 2018.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Allman, Keith, and Ximena Escobar De Nogales. Impact Investment. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2015.
An edited book
Voronkov, Andrei, editor. Rewriting Techniques and Applications: 19th International Conference, RTA 2008 Hagenberg, Austria, July 15-17, 2008 Proceedings. Springer, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Antonucci, Alessandro, and Alberto Piatti. “Modeling Unreliable Observations in Bayesian Networks by Credal Networks.” Scalable Uncertainty Management: Third International Conference, SUM 2009, Washington, DC, USA, September 28-30, 2009. Proceedings, edited by Lluís Godo and Andrea Pugliese, Springer, 2009, pp. 28–39.

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 Ostrava Journal of English Philology.

Blog post
Fang, Janet. “Rock From Russia Contains 30,000 Diamonds.” IFLScience, IFLScience, 19 Dec. 2014,


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. Air Traffic Control: Complete and Enforced Architecture Needed for FAA Systems Modernization. AIMD-97-30, U.S. Government Printing Office, 3 Feb. 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Garibay, Oscar. Towards a Hybrid Approach to Mariachi Education - Bridging the Gap between Formal and Informal Transmission of Musical Culture. California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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
Cowen, Tyler. “From Colonial India, Lessons for a Changed Economy.” New York Times, 22 Aug. 2014, p. BU4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bobrow).
This sentence cites two references (Bobrow; Vafai and Mootha).

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

  • Two authors: (Vafai and Mootha)
  • Three or more authors: (Osuna et al.)

About the journal

Full journal titleOstrava Journal of English Philology
ISSN (print)1803-8174

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