How to format your references using the Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Lucht, R.P., 2007. Chemistry. Femtosecond lasers for molecular measurements. Science 316, 207–208.
A journal article with 2 authors
Forneris, F., Mattevi, A., 2008. Enzymes without borders: mobilizing substrates, delivering products. Science 321, 213–216.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schön, J.H., Kloc, C., Batlogg, B., 2000. Superconductivity at 52 K in hole-doped C60. Nature 408, 549–552.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Yan, Y., Wang, L.-X., Ke, X., Van Tendeloo, G., Wu, X.-S., Yu, D.-P., Liao, Z.-M., 2014. High-mobility Bi2Se3 nanoplates manifesting quantum oscillations of surface states in the sidewalls. Sci. Rep. 4, 3817.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Conklin, A.R., Jr., 2005. Introduction to Soil Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Vinson, J.R., Sierakowski, R.L. (Eds.), 2008. The Behavior Of Structures Composed Of Composite Materials, Second Edition. ed, Solid Mechanics And Its Applications. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Powell, A.B., Borge, I.C., Fioriti, G.I., Kondratieva, M., Koublanova, E., Sukthankar, N., 2009. Challenging Tasks and Mathematics Learning, in: Taylor, P.J., Barbeau, E.J. (Eds.), Challenging Mathematics In and Beyond the Classroom: The 16th ICMI Study, New ICMI Study Series. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 133–170.

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 Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2016. How Corruption Is Hurting Mexico City’s Efforts To Tackle Air Pollution [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, 1999. Highway Safety: Effectiveness of State .08 Blood Alcohol Laws (No. RCED-99-179). 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
Milillo, M.S., 2009. Analysis of emotional intelligence among management leaders and non-management leaders in software development (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
(nyt), S.K., 2005. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Bounty Paid On Dead Chechen Leader. New York Times A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lucht, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Forneris and Mattevi, 2008; Lucht, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Forneris and Mattevi, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Yan et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEnvironmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management
ISSN (print)2215-1532
ScopeManagement, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Waste Management and Disposal
Water Science and Technology
Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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