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
Barron M (2008) Science & music: raising the roof. Nature 453:859–860
A journal article with 2 authors
Heldwein EE, Brennan RG (2001) Crystal structure of the transcription activator BmrR bound to DNA and a drug. Nature 409:378–382
A journal article with 3 authors
Freeman C, Ostle N, Kang H (2001) An enzymic “latch” on a global carbon store. Nature 409:149
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Chou C-W, Laurat J, Deng H, et al (2007) Functional quantum nodes for entanglement distribution over scalable quantum networks. Science 316:1316–1320

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Loveland WD, Morrissey DJ, Seaborg GT (2005) Modern Nuclear Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Brenner T, Patzelt H (eds) (2008) Handbook of Bioentrepreneurship. Springer US, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Fahy B, Vadillo VW (2016) From Magellan to Urdaneta: The Early Spanish Exploration of the Pacific and the Establishment of the Manila Acapulco Galleon Trade. In: Wu C (ed) Early Navigation in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Maritime Archaeological Perspective. Springer, Singapore, pp 75–89

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) Scientists May Have Solved Origins Of Mysterious Feature In Venus’ Atmosphere. 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 (1992) Granite Sentry. 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
Clark S (2014) Psychological resilience, daily stressors, and implications for physical activity levels in mothers with young children. 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
Craig S, Chen DW (2016) Trump in New York: Deep Roots, but Little Sway. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Barron 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Heldwein and Brennan 2001; Barron 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Heldwein and Brennan 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Chou et al. 2007)

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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