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
Turner MS. The dark clouds over US astronomy. Nature. 2011 Aug 10;476(7359):127.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang TT, Palese P. Biochemistry. Catching a moving target. Science. 2011 Aug 12;333(6044):834–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bonderer LJ, Studart AR, Gauckler LJ. Bioinspired design and assembly of platelet reinforced polymer films. Science. 2008 Feb 22;319(5866):1069–73.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Myhrvold C, Freije CA, Gootenberg JS, Abudayyeh OO, Metsky HC, Durbin AF, et al. Field-deployable viral diagnostics using CRISPR-Cas13. Science. 2018 Apr 27;360(6387):444–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Berthou P, Baudoin C, Gayraud T, Gineste M. Satellite and Terrestrial Hybrid Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
Triantaphyllou E, Felici G, editors. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Approaches Based on Rule Induction Techniques. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Maher MJ. Resistance to Corruption of General Strategic Argumentation. In: Baldoni M, Chopra AK, Son TC, Hirayama K, Torroni P, editors. PRIMA 2016: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems: 19th International Conference, Phuket, Thailand, August 22-26, 2016, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 61–75.

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
Andrew E. How Much Room Do We Need To Supply The Entire World With Solar Electricity? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [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. Problems in Providing Education Overseas for Dependents of U.S. Personnel. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974 Sep. Report No.: B-131587.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Amini B. Linear Matrix Inequality Method for Periodic Systems [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 2015.

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
Barry E, Kishkovsky S. Joy in Russia As a Symbol Of the Arts Reopens. New York Times. 2011 Oct 29;A4.

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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