How to format your references using the Environmental Impact Assessment Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Panksepp, J., 2003. Neuroscience. Feeling the pain of social loss. Science 302, 237–239.
A journal article with 2 authors
Goswami, P., Baruah, J., 2014. Quantitative assessment of relative roles of drivers of acute respiratory diseases. Sci. Rep. 4, 6532.
A journal article with 3 authors
He, Y., Michaels, S.D., Amasino, R.M., 2003. Regulation of flowering time by histone acetylation in Arabidopsis. Science 302, 1751–1754.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sun, L., Banhart, F., Krasheninnikov, A.V., Rodríguez-Manzo, J.A., Terrones, M., Ajayan, P.M., 2006. Carbon nanotubes as high-pressure cylinders and nanoextruders. Science 312, 1199–1202.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rosplock, K., 2017. The Complete Direct Investing Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Kearns, A.E., Wermers, R.A. (Eds.), 2016. Hyperparathyroidism: A Clinical Casebook, 1st ed. 2016. ed. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Horiuchi, Y., 2016. Industrialization and the Rice-Processing Industry in Taiwan Under Japanese Rule, 1895–1945, in: Sawai, M. (Ed.), Economic Activities Under the Japanese Colonial Empire, Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan. Springer Japan, Tokyo, pp. 77–113.

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 Impact Assessment Review.

Blog post
Andrew, D., 2016. How Overfishing And Shark-Finning Could Increase The Pace Of Climate Change [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2007. Business Modernization: NASA Must Consider Agencywide Needs to Reap the Full Benefits of Its Enterprise Management System Modernization Effort (No. GAO-07-691). 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
Walsh, E.F., 2010. The development of comprehensive criminal justice leadership standards: A modified Delphi study approach (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Kelly, D., 2001. Unplugged. New York Times 723.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Panksepp, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Goswami and Baruah, 2014; Panksepp, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Goswami and Baruah, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Sun et al., 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleEnvironmental Impact Assessment Review
AbbreviationEnviron. Impact Assess. Rev.
ISSN (print)0195-9255
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Geography, Planning and Development

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