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
Hardie DG. Transcription. Targeting the core of transcription. Science. 2010 Sep 3;329(5996):1158–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Armakolas A, Klar AJS. Left-right dynein motor implicated in selective chromatid segregation in mouse cells. Science. 2007 Jan 5;315(5808):100–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee JLC, Everitt BJ, Thomas KL. Independent cellular processes for hippocampal memory consolidation and reconsolidation. Science. 2004 May 7;304(5672):839–43.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Changela A, Chen K, Xue Y, Holschen J, Outten CE, O’Halloran TV, et al. Molecular basis of metal-ion selectivity and zeptomolar sensitivity by CueR. Science. 2003 Sep 5;301(5638):1383–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
DiGrado BD, Thorp GA. The Aboveground Steel Storage Tank Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
Fey G. Robustness and Usability in Modern Design Flows. Drechsler R, editor. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Ikushima H, Miyazono K. TGF-β in Cancer Stem Cells. In: Moustakas A, Miyazawa K, editors. TGF-β in Human Disease. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2013. p. 93–112.

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
Fang J. Male Researchers Stress Out Lab Rodents [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. Degradable Plastics: Standards, Research and Development. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Sep. Report No.: T-RCED-88-64.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ficchi G. A Qualitative Inquiry: Parental Approaches and Expectations, What Role Does Disability Play? [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tucson, AZ]: University of Arizona; 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
Protess B. Apollo Global Settles Securities Case as the S.E.C. Imposes a $53 Million Fine. New York Times. 2016 Aug 23;B3.

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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