How to format your references using the Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. 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
Barinaga M (2000) SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY: Satisfaction Sans Status. Science 289:2025
A journal article with 2 authors
Weis SM, Cheresh DA (2005) Pathophysiological consequences of VEGF-induced vascular permeability. Nature 437:497–504
A journal article with 3 authors
McMichael AJ, Butler CD, Folke C (2003) New visions for addressing sustainability. Science 302:1919–1920
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wartewig T, Kurgyis Z, Keppler S, et al (2018) Erratum: PD-1 is a haploinsufficient suppressor of T cell lymphomagenesis. Nature 553:238

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Madden BJ (2010) Wealth Creation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Feng R, Lee W-S, Sato Y (eds) (2014) Computer Mathematics: 9th Asian Symposium (ASCM2009), Fukuoka, December 2009, 10th Asian Symposium (ASCM2012), Beijing, October 2012, Contributed Papers and Invited Talks. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Chen A (2011) Pre-transplant Evaluation. In: Maziarz RT, Slater S (eds) Blood and Marrow Transplant Handbook: Comprehensive Guide for Patient Care. Springer, New York, NY, pp 27–37

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 Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Unlike A Rolling Stone: Is Science Really Better Than Journalism At Self-Correction? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/unlike-rolling-stone-science-really-better-journalism-self-correction/. 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 (2003) Transportation Programs: Opportunities for Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds. 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
Maddox AL (2017) Secondary Structure Analysis of the C-Terminus of Gα-Interacting Vesicle Associated Protein Using Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Walsh MW, Hakim D (2012) Public Pensions Faulted for Bets On Rosy Returns. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Barinaga 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Barinaga 2000; Weis and Cheresh 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Weis and Cheresh 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Wartewig et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleBulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment
AbbreviationBull. Eng. Geol. Environ.
ISSN (print)1435-9529
ISSN (online)1435-9537
ScopeGeneral Earth and Planetary Sciences
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
General Engineering
Ocean Engineering
General Environmental Science

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