How to format your references using the The Journal of Juristic Papyrology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Journal of Juristic Papyrology. 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
L. Sage, ‘Exoplanets’, Nature 513, (2014), pp. 327.
A journal article with 2 authors
G. Fengos & D. Iber, ‘Prediction stability in a data-based, mechanistic model of σF regulation during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis’, Scientific reports 3, (2013), pp. 2755.
A journal article with 3 authors
L. G. Aspinwall, T. R. Brown & J. Tabery, ‘The double-edged sword: does biomechanism increase or decrease judges’ sentencing of psychopaths?’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 337, (2012), pp. 846–849.
A journal article with 9 or more authors
J. A. Foley, N. Ramankutty, K. A. Brauman, E. S. Cassidy, J. S. Gerber, M. Johnston, and others, ‘Solutions for a cultivated planet’, Nature 478, (2011), pp. 337–342.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
K. I. Bagrintseva, Carbonate Reservoir Rocks, Hoboken, NJ 2015.
An edited book
A. Favini, Degenerate Nonlinear Diffusion Equations, G. Marinoschi (ed.) 2049 [= Lecture Notes in Mathematics], Berlin, Heidelberg 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
M. Sakawa & I. Nishizaki, ‘Cooperative Decision Making in Hierarchical Organizations’, [in:] I. Nishizaki & M. Sakawa (eds.), Cooperative and Noncooperative Multi-Level Programming [= Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series], Boston, MA 2009, pp. 83–179.

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 The Journal of Juristic Papyrology.

Blog post
S. Luntz, ‘Humans Took Away Dogs’ Mathematical Abilities’, IFLScience,, 2014 <> [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, Transportation Safety: Information Concerning Why a 1980 Aircraft Report Was Not Provided Earlier to the National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC 3 November 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
J. J. Zoino, ‘Field Methods, Sampling Strategies, Historical Documents, and Data Redundancy: A Study of Historic Tenant Farmsteads in Leflore County, Mississippi’, unpublished Doctoral dissertation Mississippi State, MS 2017.

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
M. Benanav, ‘A Way of Life, Fading Away’, New York Times,, 28 August 2017, p. TR8.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleThe Journal of Juristic Papyrology
ISSN (print)0075-4277

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