How to format your references using the Studies in East European Thought citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Studies in East European Thought. 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
Julienne, P. S. (2014). Low-temperature physics: Chaos in the cold. Nature, 507(7493), 440–441.
A journal article with 2 authors
Corten, G. P., & Veldkamp, H. F. (2001). Aerodynamics. Insects can halve wind-turbine power. Nature, 412(6842), 41–42.
A journal article with 3 authors
Magnuson, J. J., Safina, C., & Sissenwine, M. P. (2001). Ecology and conservation. Whose fish are they anyway? Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5533), 1267–1268.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Corset, V., Nguyen-Ba-Charvet, K. T., Forcet, C., Moyse, E., Chédotal, A., & Mehlen, P. (2000). Netrin-1-mediated axon outgrowth and cAMP production requires interaction with adenosine A2b receptor. Nature, 407(6805), 747–750.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wystup, U. (2006). FX Options and Structured Products. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
An edited book
Boulter, C. J., Reiss, M. J., & Sanders, D. L. (Eds.). (2015). Darwin-Inspired Learning. Rotterdam: SensePublishers.
A chapter in an edited book
Möller, B., & Rupp, A. (2008). Faster Multi-exponentiation through Caching: Accelerating (EC)DSA Signature Verification. In R. Ostrovsky, R. D. Prisco, & I. Visconti (Eds.), Security and Cryptography for Networks: 6th International Conference, SCN 2008, Amalfi, Italy, September 10-12, 2008. Proceedings (pp. 39–56). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Studies in East European Thought.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, February 2). Mathematical Theory Explains Wrinkle Patterning. IFLScience. IFLScience. 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. (1999). Federal Facilities: Alternative Land Uses Could Save Water at Fallon Naval Air Station, Nevada (No. RCED/NSIAD-00-42). Washington, DC: 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
Martinez, A. M. (2010). Moving in foster care: Voices of adults who experienced multiple foster care placements in childhood (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
GEORGE ETHEREDGE for THE NEW YORK TIMES. (2016, October 21). Chandeliers. New York Times, p. RE13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Julienne 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Corten and Veldkamp 2001; Julienne 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Corten and Veldkamp 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Corset et al. 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleStudies in East European Thought
AbbreviationStud. East Eur. Thought
ISSN (print)0925-9392
ISSN (online)1573-0948
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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