How to format your references using the Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics. 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
Schilling G (2009) Spain unveils its eye on the sky. Nature 460:674.
A journal article with 2 authors
Perry B & Sones K (2007) Science for development. Poverty reduction through animal health. Science 315:333–334.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sato TK, Overduin M & Emr SD (2001) Location, location, location: membrane targeting directed by PX domains. Science 294:1881–1885.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Malcolmson SJ, Meek SJ, Sattely ES, Schrock RR & Hoveyda AH (2008) Highly efficient molybdenum-based catalysts for enantioselective alkene metathesis. Nature 456:933–937.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chadha R & Kant L (2007) Policy-Driven Mobile Ad hoc Network Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Goodall JR, Conti G & Ma K-L eds. (2008) VizSEC 2007: Proceedings of the Workshop on Visualization for Computer Security. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Coetzee L (2016) Global Tools Enhance Local Exchange through Community Currency in an Alternate Economy. In: ICTs in Developing Countries: Research, Practices and Policy Implications. B. Dey, K. Sorour & R. Filieri (eds). Palgrave Macmillan UK: London. pp. 75–96.

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 Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) DNA Analysis Confirms King Richard III’s Remains And Reveals Possible Infidelity In The Royal Family. Available at: (accessed 30 October 2018).


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 (1991) Transition From School to Work: Linking Education and Worksite Training. 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
Racho MO (2012) Attributes of Asian American senior leaders who have retained their cultural identity and been successful in American corporations.

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
Murphy MJO (2015) When John Lennon Was Starting Over. New York Times:C28.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schilling 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Perry & Sones 2007; Schilling 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Perry & Sones 2007)
  • Three authors: (Sato, Overduin & Emr 2001)
  • 99 or more authors: (Malcolmson, Meek, Sattely, Schrock & Hoveyda 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleEthics in Science and Environmental Politics
AbbreviationEthics Sci. Environ. Polit.
ISSN (print)1863-5415
ISSN (online)1611-8014
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Sociology and Political Science

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