How to format your references using the Environmental and Resource Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Environmental and Resource Economics. 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
Schiermeier Q (2003) Researchers rattled as Kyoto Protocol hangs in the balance. Nature 423:792
A journal article with 2 authors
Masataka N, Perlovsky L (2013) Cognitive interference can be mitigated by consonant music and facilitated by dissonant music. Sci Rep 3:2028
A journal article with 3 authors
Torre R, Bartolini P, Righini R (2004) Structural relaxation in supercooled water by time-resolved spectroscopy. Nature 428:296–299
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Rudoy JD, Voss JL, Westerberg CE, Paller KA (2009) Strengthening individual memories by reactivating them during sleep. Science 326:1079

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sluga H (2011) Wittgenstein. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Ketter W, Poutré HL, Sadeh N, et al (eds) (2010) Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis: AAMAS Workshop, AMEC 2008, Estoril, Portugal, May 12-16, 2008, and AAAI Workshop, TADA 2008, Chicago, IL, USA, July 14, 2008, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Moraux F, Richard A (2014) What Moves Euro-Bund Futures Contracts on Eurex? Surprises! In: Dufrénot G, Jawadi F, Louhichi W (eds) Market Microstructure and Nonlinear Dynamics: Keeping Financial Crisis in Context. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 129–153

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 Environmental and Resource Economics.

Blog post
Andrew D (2016) These Are The 10 Unhealthiest States In The US. 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 (2014) Alternative Jet Fuels: Federal Activities Support Development and Usage, but Long-term Commercial Viability Hinges on Market Factors. 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
Rogers R (2017) What Qualities Make an Effective Teacher Labor Union Leader? 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
Crow K (2002) Some Merchants Tire of Going Hollywood. New York Times 145

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schiermeier 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Schiermeier 2003; Masataka and Perlovsky 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Masataka and Perlovsky 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Rudoy et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleEnvironmental and Resource Economics
AbbreviationEnviron. Resour. Econ. (Dordr.)
ISSN (print)0924-6460
ISSN (online)1573-1502
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Aerospace Engineering
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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