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
Montmerle, T. (2001). Astronomy. A stellar merry-go-round. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5539), 2409–2410.
A journal article with 2 authors
Contreras, J. L., & Reichman, J. H. (2015). DATA ACCESS. Sharing by design: Data and decentralized commons. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6266), 1312–1314.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wu, J. I., Crabtree, G. R., & Crabtee, G. R. (2007). Cell signaling. Nuclear actin as choreographer of cell morphology and transcription. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5832), 1710–1711.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Stefan-van Staden, R.-I., Gugoaşă, L. A., Calenic, B., & Legler, J. (2014). Pattern recognition of estradiol, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone in children’s saliva samples using stochastic microsensors. Scientific reports, 4, 5579.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Guyader, J.-L. (2013). Vibration in Continuous Media. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Grün, S., & Rotter, S. (Eds.). (2010). Analysis of Parallel Spike Trains (Vol. 7). Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Caputo, J. S. (2016). Peacebuilding through Dialogue in Northern Ireland. In S. Roy & I. S. Shaw (Eds.), Communicating Differences: Culture, Media, Peace and Conflict Negotiation (pp. 54–67). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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
Davis, J. (2016, December 13). There May Be Twice As Many Species Of Birds Than Is Currently Recognized. 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. (1994). State Department: Problems in Compiling List of Countries Restricting Longshore Activities (No. NSIAD-94-97). 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
Griffin, J. C. (2012). Animal and soul: Animals in Native American mythologies and the individuation process (Doctoral dissertation). Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, 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
Lambert, B., & Chang, S. (2006, February 11). After Legal Battle, Nassau Leader Is Re-elected. New York Times, p. B4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Montmerle 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Contreras and Reichman 2015; Montmerle 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Contreras and Reichman 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Stefan-van Staden et al. 2014)

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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