How to format your references using the Zdravniški Vestnik (Slovenian Medical Journal) citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Zdravniški Vestnik (Slovenian Medical 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
Roy K. Evolution. Dynamics of body size evolution. Science. 2008 Sep 12;321(5895):1451–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Draine BT, Ostriker JP. Obituary: Bohdan Paczyński (1940-2007). Nature. 2007 Jun 28;447(7148):1065.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sun B, Munroe P, Wang G. Ruthenium nanocrystals as cathode catalysts for lithium-oxygen batteries with a superior performance. Sci. Rep. 2013;3:2247.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Mao L, Luo S, Huang Q, Lu J. Horseradish peroxidase inactivation: heme destruction and influence of polyethylene glycol. Sci. Rep. 2013 Nov 4;3:3126.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pozzilli P, Lenzi A, Clarke BL, Young WF Jr. Imaging in Endocrinology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
Morava E, Baumgartner M, Patterson M, Rahman S, Zschocke J, Peters V, editors. JIMD Reports, Volume 25. 1st ed. 2016. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Varró D. Incremental Queries and Transformations: From Concepts to Industrial Applications. In: Freivalds RM, Engels G, Catania B, editors. SOFSEM 2016: Theory and Practice of Computer Science: 42nd International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, Harrachov, Czech Republic, January 23-28, 2016, Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016. p. 51–9.

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 Zdravniški Vestnik (Slovenian Medical Journal).

Blog post
Carpineti C. Hundreds of Nuclear Test Clips Have Been Declassified, And The Footage Is Both Awe-Inspiring And Terrifying [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Information Resources: Problems Persist in Justice’s ADP Management and Operations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990 Nov. Report No.: IMTEC-91-4.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Flores MY. Delinquency prevention program for Latino youth: A grant proposal project [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
Martin J, Burns A. G.O.P. Candidates Aiming to Escape Trump’s Shadow. New York Times. 2016 Aug 6;A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleZdravniški Vestnik (Slovenian Medical Journal)
AbbreviationSlov. Med. J.
ISSN (print)1318-0347
ISSN (online)1581-0224

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