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
Russo, Eugene, ‘Success in an Uneven Market’, Nature, 424.6948 (2003), 597
A journal article with 2 authors
Kimmins, Sarah, and Paolo Sassone-Corsi, ‘Chromatin Remodelling and Epigenetic Features of Germ Cells’, Nature, 434.7033 (2005), 583–89
A journal article with 3 authors
Muraoka, Takahiro, Kazushi Kinbara, and Takuzo Aida, ‘Mechanical Twisting of a Guest by a Photoresponsive Host’, Nature, 440.7083 (2006), 512–15
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Mantovani, Alberto, Paola Allavena, Antonio Sica, and Frances Balkwill, ‘Cancer-Related Inflammation’, Nature, 454.7203 (2008), 436–44

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Shelton, Ted, Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud (Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013)
An edited book
Braude, S. Y., A. E. Salomonovich, V. A. Samanian, I. S. Shklovskii, R. L. Sorochenko, V. S. Troitskii, and others, eds., A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSR: A Collection of Scientific Essays, Astrophysics and Space Science Library (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2012), ccclxxxii
A chapter in an edited book
Chruszcz-Lipska, Katarzyna, and Ewan W. Blanch, ‘Raman Optical Activity of Biological Samples’, in Optical Spectroscopy and Computational Methods in Biology and Medicine, ed. by Malgorzata Baranska (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2014), pp. 61–81

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
Andrews, Robin, ‘Experiments Show That Microbes Could Definitely Survive On Mars’, IFLScience (IFLScience, 2017)


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, Poor Preschool-Aged Children: Numbers Increase but Most Not in Preschool (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 21 July 1993)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Stroud, Matthew, ‘Solar Desalination in the Southwest United States: A Thermoeconomic Analysis Utilizing the Sun to Desalt Water in High Irradiance Regions’ (unpublished Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, 2012)

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
(nyt), Sophia Kishkovsky, ‘World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Judge From 1993 Standoff Returns To Post’, New York Times, 22 February 2003, p. A5

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference Eugene Russo, ‘Success in an Uneven Market’, Nature, 424.6948 (2003), 597 <>..
This sentence cites two references Eugene Russo, ‘Success in an Uneven Market’, Nature, 424.6948 (2003), 597 <>; Sarah Kimmins and Paolo Sassone-Corsi, ‘Chromatin Remodelling and Epigenetic Features of Germ Cells’, Nature, 434.7033 (2005), 583–89..

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

  • Two authors:
  • Three authors:
  • 4 or more authors: Alberto Mantovani and others, ‘Cancer-Related Inflammation’, Nature, 454.7203 (2008), 436–44 <>.

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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