How to format your references using the China-EU Law Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for China-EU Law Journal. 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
Porter SM (2007) Seawater chemistry and early carbonate biomineralization. Science 316:1302
A journal article with 2 authors
Raper SCB, Braithwaite RJ (2006) Low sea level rise projections from mountain glaciers and icecaps under global warming. Nature 439:311–313
A journal article with 3 authors
Prakash M, Quéré D, Bush JWM (2008) Surface tension transport of prey by feeding shorebirds: the capillary ratchet. Science 320:931–934
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Soo VWC, Cheng H-Y, Kwan BW, Wood TK (2014) de novo synthesis of a bacterial toxin/antitoxin system. Sci Rep 4:4807

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jepsen TC (2003) Distributed Storage Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, West Sussex, England
An edited book
Dietzel A (ed) (2016) Microsystems for Pharmatechnology: Manipulation of Fluids, Particles, Droplets, and Cells, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Dürr D, Teufel S (2009) Chance. In: Dürr D (ed) Bohmian Mechanics: The Physics and Mathematics of Quantum Theory. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 49–107

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 China-EU Law Journal.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Google’s AI Can Dream, and Here’s What it Looks Like. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/artificial-intelligence-dreams/. 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 (1993) Department of Education: Long-Standing Management Problems Hamper Reforms. 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
Ly L (2017) Performance Appraisal in a Family Business. 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
(nyt) SK (2004) World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Putin Orders “Stalingrad” On Memorial. New York Times A5

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Porter 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Raper and Braithwaite 2006; Porter 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Raper and Braithwaite 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Soo et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleChina-EU Law Journal
ISSN (print)1868-5153
ISSN (online)1868-5161
Scope

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