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
Keller U (2003) Recent developments in compact ultrafast lasers. Nature 424:831–838
A journal article with 2 authors
Lane N, Martin W (2010) The energetics of genome complexity. Nature 467:929–934
A journal article with 3 authors
Green SA, Simoes-Costa M, Bronner ME (2015) Evolution of vertebrates as viewed from the crest. Nature 520:474–482
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Tang ZK, Zhang L, Wang N, et al (2001) Superconductivity in 4 angstrom single-walled carbon nanotubes. Science 292:2462–2465

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sato T, Kammen DM, Duan B, et al (2015) Smart Grid Standards. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore
An edited book
Sardanelli F (2008) Biostatistica in Radiologia: Progettare, realizzare e scrivere un lavoro scientifico radiologico. Springer, Milano
A chapter in an edited book
Zhang Y, Guo D (2015) System of Time-Varying Linear Equations. In: Guo D (ed) Zhang Functions and Various Models. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 49–60

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
Davis J (2016) FDA Bans The Sale Of Antibacterial Soaps. In: IFLScience. 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 (2009) NASA: Constellation Program Cost and Schedule Will Remain Uncertain Until a Sound Business Case Is Established. 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
Stein E (2017) Oncology Summer Camp Attendance and Self-Esteem and Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors Among Pediatric Cancer Patients and Siblings. 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
Billard M (2010) High Talent At Low Prices. New York Times E4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Keller 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Keller 2003; Lane and Martin 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Lane and Martin 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Tang et al. 2001)

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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