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
Ide, S. (2010). Striations, duration, migration and tidal response in deep tremor. Nature, 466(7304), 356–359.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yurimoto, H., & Kuramoto, K. (2004). Molecular cloud origin for the oxygen isotope heterogeneity in the solar system. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5691), 1763–1766.
A journal article with 3 authors
Didham, R. K., Ewers, R. M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2005). Comment on “Avian extinction and mammalian introductions on oceanic islands.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5714), 1412; author reply 1412.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Müller, P., Kuttenkeuler, D., Gesellchen, V., Zeidler, M. P., & Boutros, M. (2005). Identification of JAK/STAT signalling components by genome-wide RNA interference. Nature, 436(7052), 871–875.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gardner, S., & Birley, S. (2010). Blogging for Dummies®. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Bollen, K., Euwema, M., & Munduate, L. (Eds.). (2016). Advancing Workplace Mediation Through Integration of Theory and Practice. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Gerónimo, D., & López, A. M. (2014). Datasets and Benchmarking. In A. M. López (Ed.), Vision-based Pedestrian Protection Systems for Intelligent Vehicles (pp. 87–93). New York, NY: 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, August 4). Hitchhiking Robot Is Decapitated And Left In A Ditch After Just Two Weeks. 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. (1974). Examination of Grants Awarded to the Berkeley Unified School District and to Bilingual Children’s Television, Inc (No. B-164031(1)). 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
Rendleman, A. J. (2017). Energetics of Physiological Plasticity during Larval Development of the Sand Dollar, Dendraster Excentricus (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
Borden, S. (2016, August 31). How the Game Became One With the Rocket’s Red Glare. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ide 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Ide 2010; Yurimoto and Kuramoto 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Yurimoto and Kuramoto 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Müller et al. 2005)

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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