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
Southwood D (2012) Research collaboration: When international partnerships go wrong. Nature 488:451–453.
A journal article with 2 authors
Goodman S, Kreeger K (2003) Getting organized. Nature 423:98–99.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kinoshita T, Wenger T, Weiss DS (2004) Observation of a one-dimensional Tonks-Girardeau gas. Science 305:1125–1128.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Palchykov V, Mitrović M, Jo H-H, Saramäki J, Pan RK (2014) Inferring human mobility using communication patterns. Sci Rep 4:6174.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bock R (2005) Handbuch der analytisch-chemischen Aufschlussmethoden. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
Margaria T, Steffen B (eds) (2010) Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification, and Validation: 4th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications, ISoLA 2010, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 18-21, 2010, Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Vardeman S, Kasprzyk R (2012) Applied Statistical Methods and the Chemical Industry. In: Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology. Kent JA (ed) Springer US, Boston, MA, p 131–154

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
Fang J (2016) There’s A Second Layer Of Information In DNA. (accessed 30 October 2018)

Reports

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 (1992) Transportation Issues. 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
Richard K (2017) College Programs in Women’s Prisons: Faculty Perceptions of Teaching Higher Education Behind Bars. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, Washington, DC

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
Morris M (2012) Black Sheep. New York Times:BR31.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Southwood 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Goodman & Kreeger 2003, Southwood 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Goodman & Kreeger 2003)
  • Three authors: (Kinoshita et al. 2004)
  • 99 or more authors: (Palchykov et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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