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
Shaw R (2009) Journal club. A cancer researcher ponders a fundamental connection between nutrients and gene expression. Nature 462:829
A journal article with 2 authors
Shraiman BI, Siggia ED (2000) Scalar turbulence. Nature 405:639–646
A journal article with 3 authors
Jung H, Green HW II, Dobrzhinetskaya LF (2004) Intermediate-depth earthquake faulting by dehydration embrittlement with negative volume change. Nature 428:545–549
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Kim M, Ogawa M, Fujita Y, et al (2009) Bacteria hijack integrin-linked kinase to stabilize focal adhesions and block cell detachment. Nature 459:578–582

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Malpass DB (2010) Introduction to Industrial Polyethylene. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Bradley DT, Ryherd EE, Ronsse LM (eds) (2016) Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design, 1st ed. 2016. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Clarke A (2007) Designing for Outside the Box. In: Boulton M, Clarke A, Collison S, et al. (eds) Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp 78–107

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
Davis J (2015) New Gloves Could Let You Feel In Virtual Reality. 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 (2002) National Airspace System: Status of FAA’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System. 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
Gutierrez R (2017) Providing Hope: A Systematic Development of a Resource Manual for Mental Health Professionals Treating Latino/a Adolescents with Suicidal Ideation. 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
Fox M (2014) Anatoly Kornukov, 72; Led Russian Air Force. New York Times B18

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Shaw 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Shraiman and Siggia 2000; Shaw 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Shraiman and Siggia 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Kim et al. 2009)

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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