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
Dolan JR (2005) Marine ecology: different measures of biodiversity. Nature 433:E9; discussion E9
A journal article with 2 authors
Sheffield MEJ, Dombeck DA (2015) Calcium transient prevalence across the dendritic arbour predicts place field properties. Nature 517:200–204
A journal article with 3 authors
Grover T, Sheng DN, Vishwanath A (2014) Emergent space-time supersymmetry at the boundary of a topological phase. Science 344:280–283
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Nepstad D, McGrath D, Alencar A, et al (2002) Environment. Frontier governance in Amazonia. Science 295:629–631

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Reiher M, Wolf A (2014) Relativistic Quantum Chemistry. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, D-69451 Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Cuzick J, Thorat MA (eds) (2014) Prostate Cancer Prevention. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Chik D, Tripathi GN, Wagatsuma H (2013) A Method to Deal with Prospective Risks at Home in Robotic Observations by Using a Brain-Inspired Model. In: Lee M, Hirose A, Hou Z-G, Kil RM (eds) Neural Information Processing: 20th International Conference, ICONIP 2013, Daegu, Korea, November 3-7, 2013. Proceedings, Part III. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 33–40

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 (2015) New Polio Cases In Ukraine And Mali Don’t Mean The Vaccine Is Failing. 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 (2000) VA Information Technology: Progress Continues Although Vulnerabilities Remain. 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
Williams C (2013) It’s not a beauty pageant!: An examination of leadership development through Alaska native pageants. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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
Patterson MJO (2012) Nature in All Its Lushness, From an Urbanite’s Mind. New York Times NJ12

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dolan 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Dolan 2005; Sheffield and Dombeck 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Sheffield and Dombeck 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Nepstad 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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