How to format your references using the Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law. 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
Moran MA (2015) The global ocean microbiome. Science 350:aac8455
A journal article with 2 authors
Liu Y, Ang LK (2013) Motion-induced radiation from electrons moving in Maxwell’s fish-eye. Sci Rep 3:3065
A journal article with 3 authors
Mariani FV, Ahn CP, Martin GR (2008) Genetic evidence that FGFs have an instructive role in limb proximal-distal patterning. Nature 453:401–405
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Kuchibhotla KV, Lattarulo CR, Hyman BT, Bacskai BJ (2009) Synchronous hyperactivity and intercellular calcium waves in astrocytes in Alzheimer mice. Science 323:1211–1215

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rushton A (2011) VHDL for Logic Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Gan Z (2011) Visual Sensing and its Applications: Integration of Laser Sensors to Industrial Robots. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Marques de Sá JP (2007) Parametric Tests of Hypotheses. In: Marques de Sá JP (ed) Applied Statistics Using SPSS, STATISTICA, MATLAB and R. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 111–169

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 Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Simple But Mindblowing Helium Balloon Experiment. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2011) Aviation Safety: Status of FAA’s Actions to Oversee the Safety of Composite Airplanes. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Graber ME (2013) Best practices in enhancement deals: Nonprofit and for profit theatrical collaborations. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Dynarski S (2017) With a Crucial Tool Disabled, Financial Aid Applications Get Harder. New York Times A10

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Moran 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Liu and Ang 2013; Moran 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Liu and Ang 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Kuchibhotla et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleAegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law
ISSN (print)1864-9610
ISSN (online)1864-9629

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