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
Eisenstein M (2015) Disease: Closing the door on HIV. Nature 528:S8-9
A journal article with 2 authors
Nussenzveig P, Barata JCA (2010) Physics. A drop of quantum matter. Science 328:1491–1492
A journal article with 3 authors
Pinker RT, Zhang B, Dutton EG (2005) Do satellites detect trends in surface solar radiation? Science 308:850–854
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Bellwood DR, Hughes TP, Folke C, Nyström M (2004) Confronting the coral reef crisis. Nature 429:827–833

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Storey IC, Allan A (2008) A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Foster H (2005) Assertion-Based Design, Second Edition. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Ghosh P, Dey R, Roy K, et al (2016) Microscopic Image Segmentation Using Hybrid Technique for Dengue Prediction. In: Bhattacharyya S, Dutta P, De S, Klepac G (eds) Hybrid Soft Computing for Image Segmentation. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 109–136

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
Hale T (2017) Check Out This Trippy Video Of The “Glory Hole” Spillway In Lake Berryessa. 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 (1973) United States Interests and Activities in Nepal. 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
Moore BA (2010) The Writing Machine. 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
Goldstein J (2017) Inside a Jail in Brooklyn, The Women Live in Fear. New York Times A16

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Eisenstein 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Nussenzveig and Barata 2010; Eisenstein 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Nussenzveig and Barata 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Bellwood et al. 2004)

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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