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
Blelloch R (2009) Journal club. A computational biologist looks at how mRNA length changes during development. Nature 462:141
A journal article with 2 authors
Liu Y, Daum PH (2002) Anthropogenic aerosols. Indirect warming effect from dispersion forcing. Nature 419:580–581
A journal article with 3 authors
Rossi DJ, Oshima T, Attwell D (2000) Glutamate release in severe brain ischaemia is mainly by reversed uptake. Nature 403:316–321
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Feng H, Shuda M, Chang Y, Moore PS (2008) Clonal integration of a polyomavirus in human Merkel cell carcinoma. Science 319:1096–1100

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yanni SB (2015) Translational ADMET for Drug Therapy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Stillwell J (2005) The Four Pillars of Geometry. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Gaži P, Tessaro S (2016) Provably Robust Sponge-Based PRNGs and KDFs. In: Fischlin M, Coron J-S (eds) Advances in Cryptology – EUROCRYPT 2016: 35th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, Vienna, Austria, May 8-12, 2016, Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 87–116

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
O`Callaghan J (2015) Life “Not As We Know It” Could Exist On Mars, Titan And Other Worlds. 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 (2003) University Research: Most Federal Agencies Need to Better Protect against Financial Conflicts of Interest. 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
Volle M (2017) Exploring the relationship of meetings to organizational culture and values. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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
Otis J (2016) A ‘Do It’ Kind of Woman Waits for the Strength to Get Back to Being Herself. New York Times A24

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Blelloch 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Liu and Daum 2002; Blelloch 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Liu and Daum 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Feng et al. 2008)

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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