How to format your references using the Slavonic & East European Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Slavonic & East European Review. 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
Turchin, Peter, ‘Arise “Cliodynamics”’, Nature, 454 (2008), 34–35
A journal article with 2 authors
Pelkmans, Lucas, and Marino Zerial, ‘Kinase-Regulated Quantal Assemblies and Kiss-and-Run Recycling of Caveolae’, Nature, 436 (2005), 128–33
A journal article with 3 authors
Barrett, Rowan D. H., Sean M. Rogers, and Dolph Schluter, ‘Natural Selection on a Major Armor Gene in Threespine Stickleback’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 322 (2008), 255–57
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Hegelich, B. M., B. J. Albright, J. Cobble, K. Flippo, S. Letzring, M. Paffett, and others, ‘Laser Acceleration of Quasi-Monoenergetic MeV Ion Beams’, Nature, 439 (2006), 441–44

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rezaee, Zabihollah, Financial Services Firms (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011)
An edited book
Toniolo, Lucia, Maurizio Boriani, and Gabriele Guidi, eds., Built Heritage: Monitoring Conservation Management, Research for Development (Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Iaculo, Massimo, Francesco Falanga, and Ornella Vitale, ‘Introduction to SSD’, in Memory Mass Storage, ed. by Giovanni Campardo, Federico Tiziani, and Massimo Iaculo (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2011), pp. 213–36

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 Slavonic & East European Review.

Blog post
Luntz, Stephen, ‘Report Warns Of Human-Induced Earthquakes’, IFLScience (IFLScience, 2015) <; [accessed 30 October 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, Guaranteed Student Loans: Comparisons of Single State and Multistate Guaranty Agencies (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 11 July 1989)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kidder, Elizabeth O., ‘Self-Administered HPV Testing as a Cervical Cancer Screening Option: Exploring the Perspectives of Hispanic and Arab Women in the United States’ (unpublished Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 2014)

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
Kasich, John, ‘Welfare Is Still Broken’, New York Times, 22 August 2016, p. A19

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference Peter Turchin, ‘Arise “Cliodynamics”’, Nature, 454.7200 (2008), 34–35..
This sentence cites two references Peter Turchin, ‘Arise “Cliodynamics”’, Nature, 454.7200 (2008), 34–35; Lucas Pelkmans and Marino Zerial, ‘Kinase-Regulated Quantal Assemblies and Kiss-and-Run Recycling of Caveolae’, Nature, 436.7047 (2005), 128–33..

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

  • Two authors:
  • Three authors:
  • 4 or more authors: B. M. Hegelich and others, ‘Laser Acceleration of Quasi-Monoenergetic MeV Ion Beams’, Nature, 439.7075 (2006), 441–44 <>.

About the journal

Full journal titleSlavonic & East European Review
AbbreviationSlav. East Eur. Rev.
ISSN (print)0037-6795
ISSN (online)2222-4327
Language and Linguistics
Literature and Literary Theory
Linguistics and Language
Sociology and Political Science
Cultural Studies

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