How to format your references using the Statistika: Statistics and Economy Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Statistika: Statistics and Economy Journal. 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
MAXTED, P.F.L. Astronomy. A Ghostly Star Revealed in Silhouette. Science, 2006, 314(5805), pp. 1550–1551.
A journal article with 2 authors
ROHWER, F., SEGALL, A.M. In Retrospect: A Century of Phage Lessons. Nature, 2015, 528(7580), pp. 46–48.
A journal article with 3 authors
XU, X., ZHOU, Z., PRUM, R.O. Branched Integumental Structures in Sinornithosaurus and the Origin of Feathers. Nature, 2001, 410(6825), pp. 200–204.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
CHENDRIMADA, T.P., FINN, K.J., JI, X., BAILLAT, D., GREGORY, R.I., LIEBHABER, S.A., PASQUINELLI, A.E., SHIEKHATTAR, R. MicroRNA Silencing through RISC Recruitment of EIF6. Nature, 2007, 447(7146), pp. 823–828.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
VENKATESHAN, S.P. Mechanical Measurements. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2015.
An edited book
MURPHY, K., ROBERTSON, F.eds. Interventional Neuroradiology. London: Springer, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
IHARA, M., SEKO, S., MIYATA, A., AOKI, R., ISHIDA, T., WATANABE, M., HASHIMOTO, R., WATANABE, H. Towards More Practical Information Sharing in Disaster Situations. In YAMAMOTO, ed. Human Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services: 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016 Toronto, Canada, July 17-22, 2016. Proceedings, Part II Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 32–39. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.

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 Statistika: Statistics and Economy Journal.

Blog post
ANDREW, E. Has Climate Change “Paused”? Nope [online]. IFLScience, 2013. [cit. 30.10.2018]. <>.


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. Automating Medical Information. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
HERRERA, E.C. Emancipating Youth from Foster Care: A Content Analysis of Existing Literature. Doctoral dissertation. Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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
ST. JOHN KELLY, E. At the Nation’s Table: Buffalo;Bottling the Secret Of the Wings. New York Times, 1996, p. C4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Maxted, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Maxted, 2006, Rohwer, Segall, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Rohwer, Segall, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Chendrimada et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleStatistika: Statistics and Economy Journal
ISSN (print)0322-788x
ISSN (online)1804-8765

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