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
Blobel G (2008) Obituary: George Emil Palade (1912-2008). Nature 456:52
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang G, Cai W (2013) Climate-change impact on the 20th-century relationship between the Southern Annular Mode and global mean temperature. Sci Rep 3:2039
A journal article with 3 authors
Alitalo K, Tammela T, Petrova TV (2005) Lymphangiogenesis in development and human disease. Nature 438:946–953
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hauert C, De Monte S, Hofbauer J, Sigmund K (2002) Volunteering as Red Queen mechanism for cooperation in public goods games. Science 296:1129–1132

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yu J, Tao D (2013) Modern Machine Learning Techniques and Their Applications in Cartoon Animation Research. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Reza Rezaie H (2015) Biomaterials and Their Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Adkins WA, Davidson MG (2012) Second Order Linear Differential Equations. In: Davidson MG (ed) Ordinary Differential Equations. Springer, New York, NY, pp 331–381

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
Andrew E (2015) The Chameleon Field: Will We Ever Find This “Fifth Force”? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/chameleon-field-will-we-ever-find-fifth-force/. 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 (2010) Next Generation Air Transportation System: FAA and NASA Have Improved Human Factors Research Coordination, but Stronger Leadership Needed. 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
Laffier J (2015) A qualitative evaluation of the role of artistic expression in psychological empowerment of bullying victims. Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral 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
Gordon MR (2017) Iraqi Forces Open a New Front Against ISIS in West Mosul. New York Times A6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Blobel 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Blobel 2008; Wang and Cai 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Cai 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Hauert et al. 2002)

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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