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
Shea, K., 2007. Ecology. How the wood moves. Science 315, 1231–1232.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wong, M., Munro, S., 2014. Membrane trafficking. The specificity of vesicle traffic to the Golgi is encoded in the golgin coiled-coil proteins. Science 346, 1256898.
A journal article with 3 authors
Coultas, L., Chawengsaksophak, K., Rossant, J., 2005. Endothelial cells and VEGF in vascular development. Nature 438, 937–945.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Yang, B., Guo, Q., Tremain, B., Liu, R., Barr, L.E., Yan, Q., Gao, W., Liu, H., Xiang, Y., Chen, J., Fang, C., Hibbins, A., Lu, L., Zhang, S., 2018. Ideal Weyl points and helicoid surface states in artificial photonic crystal structures. Science 359, 1013–1016.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lütolf-Carroll, C., Antti Pirnes, Withers LLP, 2009. From Innovation to Cash Flows. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Cuzzocrea, A., Maabout, S. (Eds.), 2013. Model and Data Engineering: Third International Conference, MEDI 2013, Amantea, Italy, September 25-27, 2013. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Bhandare, N., Eisbruch, A., Antonelli, P.J., Mendenhall, W.M., 2014. Radiation-Induced Ototoxicity, in: Rubin, P., Constine, L.S., Marks, L.B. (Eds.), ALERT • Adverse Late Effects of Cancer Treatment: Volume 2: Normal Tissue Specific Sites and Systems, Medical Radiology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 109–139.

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., 2015. Genetic Basis For Obesity Strengthened By New Studies [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, 2011. Surface Transportation: Competitive Grant Programs Could Benefit from Increased Performance Focus and Better Documentation of Key Decisions (No. GAO-11-234). 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
Miller, D.B., 2009. Nurse educators’ leadership styles and nurse graduates’ licensure passage rates (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
Cooper, B.M., 2017. The Tailor of 125th Street. New York Times ST1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Shea, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Shea, 2007; Wong and Munro, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Wong and Munro, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Yang et al., 2018)

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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