How to format your references using the Eurasian Business Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Eurasian Business 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.
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
Herschbach, D. (2000). Kent R. Wilson (1937-2000). Nature, 405(6789), 902.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kim, T. W., & Choi, K.-S. (2014). Nanoporous BiVO4 photoanodes with dual-layer oxygen evolution catalysts for solar water splitting. Science (New York, N.Y.), 343(6174), 990–994.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vendrasco, M. J., Wood, T. E., & Runnegar, B. N. (2004). Articulated Palaeozoic fossil with 17 plates greatly expands disparity of early chitons. Nature, 429(6989), 288–291.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Liu, C., Ma, Z., Xu, S., Hou, J., Hu, Y., Yu, Y., et al. (2014). Activation of the germ-cell potential of human bone marrow-derived cells by a chemical carcinogen. Scientific reports, 4, 5564.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
D’Andrea, A., & Sjogren, J. (2013). Veterinary Technician’s Large Animal Daily Reference Guide. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Trombetta, C., Liguori, G., & Bertolotto, M. (Eds.). (2015). Management of Gender Dysphoria: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Milano: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Barn, B. S., Clark, T., & Hearne, G. (2013). Business and ICT Alignment in Higher Education: A Case Study in Measuring Maturity. In H. Linger, J. Fisher, A. Barnden, C. Barry, M. Lang, & C. Schneider (Eds.), Building Sustainable Information Systems: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Information Systems Development (pp. 51–62). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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 Eurasian Business Review.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2017, January 23). Is Eating Burnt Toast Or Crispy Potatoes A Potential Cancer Risk? IFLScience. IFLScience. 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. (1978). Interactive Graphics in the United Kingdom (No. 098114). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Ringberg, J. E. (2012). Daily life at Cerro León, an Early Intermediate period highland settlement in the Moche Valley, Peru (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

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
Feldstein, M. S., Halstead, T., & Gregory Mankiw, N. (2017, February 8). A Conservative Case for Climate Action. New York Times, p. A25.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Herschbach 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Herschbach 2000; Kim and Choi 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Kim and Choi 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Liu et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEurasian Business Review
AbbreviationEurasian Bus. Rev.
ISSN (print)1309-4297
ISSN (online)2147-4281

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