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
Cobb SR. Cognitive disorders: Deep brain stimulation for Rett syndrome. Nature. 2015 Oct 15;526(7573):331–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kollatschny W, Zetzl M. Broad-line active galactic nuclei rotate faster than narrow-line ones. Nature. 2011 Feb 17;470(7334):366–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shubin NH, Daeschler EB, Coates MI. The early evolution of the tetrapod humerus. Science. 2004 Apr 2;304(5667):90–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Sonnenburg JL, Xu J, Leip DD, Chen C-H, Westover BP, Weatherford J, et al. Glycan foraging in vivo by an intestine-adapted bacterial symbiont. Science. 2005 Mar 25;307(5717):1955–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Padgett S. Profiling the Fraudster. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2014.
An edited book
Wannemacker SD, Clarebout G, Causmaecker PD, editors. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Adaptive Learning. A Look at the Neighbours: First International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research on Technology, Education and Communication, ITEC 2010, Kortrijk, Belgium, May 25-27, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Baccan DD, Macedo L. Revisiting the El Farol Problem: A Cognitive Modeling Approach. In: Giardini F, Amblard F, editors. Multi-Agent-Based Simulation XIII: International Workshop, MABS 2012, Valencia, Spain, June 4-8, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 56–68.

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. New Yeasts Could Lead To More Diverse Lagers [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [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. DOD Business Systems Modernization: Improvements to Enterprise Architecture Development and Implementation Efforts Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003 Feb. Report No.: GAO-03-458.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lewis DS. Global Educational Ecosystem: Case study of a partnership with K–12 schools, community organizations, and business [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 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
Vecsey G. The Phillies Are Now The Hunted. New York Times. 2010 Dec 15;B14.

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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