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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies. 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
Freeman B (2008) Not all membrane pores are made equal; some are more equal than others. Nature 454:671
A journal article with 2 authors
Kropman MF, Bakker HJ (2001) Dynamics of water molecules in aqueous solvation shells. Science 291:2118–2120
A journal article with 3 authors
Rood RT, Bania TM, Balser DS (2002) Cosmology. The saga of 3He. Science 295:804–805
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Song MS, Salmena L, Carracedo A, et al (2008) The deubiquitinylation and localization of PTEN are regulated by a HAUSP-PML network. Nature 455:813–817

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Twomey B (2011) Inside the Currency Market. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Lazakidou A (ed) (2010) Web-Based Applications in Healthcare and Biomedicine, 1st edn. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Williams JS, de M. Azevedo G, Bernas H, Fortuna F (2010) Ion-Beam-Induced Amorphization and Epitaxial Crystallization of Silicon. In: Bernas H (ed) Materials Science with Ion Beams. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 73–111

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 Economics and Policy Studies.

Blog post
Fang J (2014) Titan’s Ocean is as Salty as the Dead Sea. In: IFLScience.’s-ocean-salty-dead-sea/. 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 (2001) Electronic Government: Selected Agency Plans for Implementing the Government Paperwork Elimination Act. 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
Sontag M (2006) Emotion and the Labeling Process. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati

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
Lee L (2008) A Clean Desk, At Least For Starters. New York Times F3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Freeman 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Kropman and Bakker 2001; Freeman 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Kropman and Bakker 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Song et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleEnvironmental Economics and Policy Studies
AbbreviationEnviron. Econ. Policy Stud.
ISSN (print)1432-847X
ISSN (online)1867-383X
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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