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
Bejan, A., 2014. Maxwell’s demons everywhere: evolving design as the arrow of time. Sci. Rep. 4, 4017.
A journal article with 2 authors
Müller, J., Müller, C.W., 2014. Structural biology: Enzyme-chromatin complex visualized. Nature 514, 572–573.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nakagaki, T., Yamada, H., Tóth, A., 2000. Maze-solving by an amoeboid organism. Nature 407, 470.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Yu, Y.-C., Yang, P.-M., Chuah, Q.-Y., Huang, Y.-H., Peng, C.-W., Lee, Y.-J., Chiu, S.-J., 2013. Radiation-induced senescence in securin-deficient cancer cells promotes cell invasion involving the IL-6/STAT3 and PDGF-BB/PDGFR pathways. Sci. Rep. 3, 1675.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Anderson, J.C., Naeim, F., 2012. Basic Structural Dynamics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Fernandes, G.W., Santos, J.C. (Eds.), 2014. Neotropical Insect Galls. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Huang, L.-Q., Guo, L.-P., 2013. The Mechanism of Formation of Dao-di Herbs, in: Huang, L.-Q. (Ed.), Molecular Pharmacognosy. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 67–81.

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, E., 2014. Hawking Believes The Higgs Field Could Wipe Out The Universe—Should We Be Worried? [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, 1992. NASA Procurement: Opportunities to Improve Contract Management (No. T-NSIAD-92-33). 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
Parker, E.C., 2010. Perceptions of youth with diabetes and their parents/guardians about youth eating habits and nutrition-related difficulties (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Hollander, S., 1999. HARVARD 37, FORDHAM 30. New York Times 83.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bejan, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Bejan, 2014; Müller and Müller, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Müller and Müller, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Yu et al., 2013)

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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