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
Giblin S (2007) Applied physics. One electron makes current flow. Science 316:1130–1131
A journal article with 2 authors
Porteus MH, Baltimore D (2003) Chimeric nucleases stimulate gene targeting in human cells. Science 300:763
A journal article with 3 authors
McKemy DD, Neuhausser WM, Julius D (2002) Identification of a cold receptor reveals a general role for TRP channels in thermosensation. Nature 416:52–58
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Rodriguez-Fornells A, Rotte M, Heinze H-J, et al (2002) Brain potential and functional MRI evidence for how to handle two languages with one brain. Nature 415:1026–1029

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chen K-H (2016) Power Management Techniques for Integrated Circuit Design. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore
An edited book
Wu W, Daescu O (eds) (2010) Combinatorial Optimization and Applications: 4th International Conference, COCOA 2010, Kailua-Kona, HI, USA, December 18-20, 2010, Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Zheng R, Hua C (2016) Spectrum Sensing and Access in Cognitive Radio Networks. In: Hua C (ed) Sequential Learning and Decision-Making in Wireless Resource Management. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 61–69

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
Andrews R (2015) What Actually Causes A Supervolcanic Eruption? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/what-actually-causes-supervolcanic-eruption/. 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 (1986) Special Education: Financing Health and Educational Services for Handicapped Children. 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
Kim YI (2008) Essays on Volatility Risk, Asset Returns and Consumption-Based Asset Pricing. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State 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
Pinker S (2015) Can Students Have Too Much Tech? New York Times A27

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Giblin 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Porteus and Baltimore 2003; Giblin 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Porteus and Baltimore 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Rodriguez-Fornells et al. 2002)

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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