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
Leary, R.H., 2001. Energy landscapes. Flirting with catastrophe. Science 293, 2013–2014.
A journal article with 2 authors
Liu, R., Lal, R., 2014. Synthetic apatite nanoparticles as a phosphorus fertilizer for soybean (Glycine max). Sci. Rep. 4, 5686.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dudley, A.T., Ros, M.A., Tabin, C.J., 2002. A re-examination of proximodistal patterning during vertebrate limb development. Nature 418, 539–544.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gomberg, J., Rubinstein, J.L., Peng, Z., Creager, K.C., Vidale, J.E., Bodin, P., 2008. Widespread triggering of nonvolcanic tremor in California. Science 319, 173.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Beach, G.J., 2013. The U.S. Technology Skills Gap. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Gertsbakh, I., 2011. Network Reliability and Resilience, SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Ferrari, A., 2010. Perceptive Defects, in: Cioni, G. (Ed.), The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy: A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions. Springer, Milano, pp. 73–98.

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
Taub, B., 2016. “Lost Mayan City” Discovered By Teenager May Not Be A City After All [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, 1981. Doctoral Programs in Public Administration: Some Basic Data and a Few Comments (No. 114947). 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
Quintero, M.C., 2017. Constructing a Clinical Research Data Management System (Doctoral dissertation). University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

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
Grynbaum, M.M., 2017. They’re Like a Sitcom. Really. New York Times C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Leary, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Leary, 2001; Liu and Lal, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Liu and Lal, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Gomberg et al., 2008)

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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