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 (Aegean Rev Law Sea). 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
Check E (2007) Patenting the obvious? Nature 447:16–17
A journal article with 2 authors
Cahoon LA, Seifert HS (2009) An alternative DNA structure is necessary for pilin antigenic variation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Science 325:764–767
A journal article with 3 authors
Haskell JP, Ritchie ME, Olff H (2002) Fractal geometry predicts varying body size scaling relationships for mammal and bird home ranges. Nature 418:527–530
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Pizzari T, Cornwallis CK, Løvlie H, et al (2003) Sophisticated sperm allocation in male fowl. Nature 426:70–74

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bannwarth H (2005) Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps, Compressors and Systems. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
Walther C, Gupta DK (eds) (2015) Radionuclides in the Environment: Influence of chemical speciation and plant uptake on radionuclide migration, 1st ed. 2015. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Stokowski PA (2013) Organizational Cultures and Place-Based Conservation. In: Stewart WP, Williams DR, Kruger LE (eds) Place-Based Conservation: Perspectives from the Social Sciences. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 45–58

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
Luntz S (2016) Post-Sex Cannibalism In Spiders Is The Ultimate Parental Sacrifice. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/postsex-cannibalism-in-spiders-is-the-ultimate-parental-sacrifice/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (2002) School Meal Programs: Estimated Costs for Three Administrative Processes at Selected Locations. 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
Grijalva JA (2010) Exploring cultural finance: A phenomenological approach to comparative cultural perceptions of money in Mexico. Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University

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
Greenhouse L (2006) Justices Hear Case on Right To Choose Defense Counsel. New York Times A17

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Check 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Check 2007, [CSL STYLE ERROR: reference with no printed form.]).

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

  • Two authors: (Cahoon and Seifert 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Pizzari et al. 2003)

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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