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
Littlewood P (2007) Physics. Condensates made of light. Science 316:989–990
A journal article with 2 authors
Markus MB, Fincham JE (2000) Mbeki and AIDS in Africa. Science 288:2131d
A journal article with 3 authors
Curry R, Dickson B, Yashayaev I (2003) A change in the freshwater balance of the Atlantic Ocean over the past four decades. Nature 426:826–829
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wang H, Zhu X, Li H, et al (2014) Induction of caspase-3-like activity in rice following release of cytochrome-f from the chloroplast and subsequent interaction with the ubiquitin-proteasome system. Sci Rep 4:5989

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Heimer T, Werner M (2004) Die Zukunft der Mikrosystemtechnik. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
Wang X (ed) (2013) Bioinformatics of Human Proteomics. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Bryant B, Jézéquel J-M, Lämmel R, et al (2015) Globalized Domain Specific Language Engineering. In: Combemale B, Cheng BHC, France RB, et al. (eds) Globalizing Domain-Specific Languages: International Dagstuhl Seminar, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, October 5-10, 2014, Revised Papers. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 43–69

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 China-EU Law Journal.

Blog post
Andrews R (2015) Evolutionary Arms Race Between Cats And Viruses Goes Back 60,000 Years. 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 (1988) Financial Markets: Status of Computer Improvements at the New York Stock Exchange. 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
Kott TM (2012) Measurements of correlated two-dimensional electrons in the lowest Landau level on silicon(111). Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Kelly C (2008) Finishing Tarrytown Hall, in Nick of Time. New York Times WE2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Littlewood 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Markus and Fincham 2000; Littlewood 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Markus and Fincham 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang 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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