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
Faul, U.H., 2001. Melt retention and segregation beneath mid-ocean ridges. Nature 410, 920–923.
A journal article with 2 authors
Boughn, S., Crittenden, R., 2004. A correlation between the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure in the Universe. Nature 427, 45–47.
A journal article with 3 authors
Reichenbach, T., Mobilia, M., Frey, E., 2007. Mobility promotes and jeopardizes biodiversity in rock-paper-scissors games. Nature 448, 1046–1049.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Piel, F.B., Howes, R.E., Patil, A.P., Nyangiri, O.A., Gething, P.W., Bhatt, S., Williams, T.N., Weatherall, D.J., Hay, S.I., 2013. The distribution of haemoglobin C and its prevalence in newborns in Africa. Sci. Rep. 3, 1671.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Das, S.K., 2010. Mobile Handset Design. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
José Escalona, M., Aragón, G., Linger, H., Lang, M., Barry, C., Schneider, C. (Eds.), 2014. Information System Development: Improving Enterprise Communication. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Yu, W.H., Yang, Y., Park, K.N., Lim, H., 2012. Sentiment-Property Extraction Using Korean Syntactic Features, in: Park, J.J. (jong H., Leung, V.C.M., Wang, C.-L., Shon, T. (Eds.), Future Information Technology, Application, and Service: FutureTech 2012 Volume 2, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 23–30.

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
Hale, T., 2016. Watch What Happens If You Put A Diamond In A Hydraulic Press [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, 1980. Use of Computers by Firms Providing Architect-Engineer Services to Federal Agencies (No. LCD-81-2). 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
Plosky, W.D., 2017. An Investment Case for Addressing Social Drivers of Structural Stigma and Discrimination Against Refugees in Resource-Poor Urban Areas (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

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., Rogers, K., 2017. Army-McCarthy Hearings. Anita Hill. Comey Testimony. New York Times A17.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Faul, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Boughn and Crittenden, 2004; Faul, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Boughn and Crittenden, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Piel 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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