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
Lewenstein M (2002) Physics. Resolving physical processes on the attosecond time scale. Science 297:1131–1132
A journal article with 2 authors
Nelson WJ, Nusse R (2004) Convergence of Wnt, beta-catenin, and cadherin pathways. Science 303:1483–1487
A journal article with 3 authors
Kumar P, Narayan R, Johnson JL (2008) Properties of gamma-ray burst progenitor stars. Science 321:376–379
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Marsh AG, Mullineaux LS, Young CM, Manahan DT (2001) Larval dispersal potential of the tubeworm Riftia pachyptila at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Nature 411:77–80

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hirsch F, Kemp J, Ilkka J (2006) Mobile Web Services. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Nedović V, Raspor P, Lević J, et al (eds) (2016) Emerging and Traditional Technologies for Safe, Healthy and Quality Food. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Pardo A (2005) Combining Datatypes and Effects. In: Vene V, Uustalu T (eds) Advanced Functional Programming: 5th International School, AFP 2004, Tartu, Estonia, August 14 – 21, 2004, Revised Lectures. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 171–209

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) 1500-Year-Old Amulet With Palindrome Inscription Discovered In Cyprus. 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 (1983) Analysis of Migration Characteristics of Children Served Under the Migrant Education Program. 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
Moton JM (2012) Investigation of low temperature solid oxide fuel cells for air-independent UUV applications. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Grimes W (2016) Nina Ponomareva, Winner of Historic Gold, Dies at 87. New York Times B7

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lewenstein 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Lewenstein 2002; Nelson and Nusse 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Nelson and Nusse 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Marsh et al. 2001)

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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