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
Liu, J. (2010). Environment. China’s road to sustainability. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5974), 50.
A journal article with 2 authors
Urton, G., & Brezine, C. J. (2005). Khipu accounting in ancient Peru. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5737), 1065–1067.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cohen, B. A., Hewins, R. H., & Yu, Y. (2000). Evaporation in the young solar nebula as the origin of “just-right” melting of chondrules. Nature, 406(6796), 600–602.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ruz, J. J., Tamayo, J., Pini, V., Kosaka, P. M., & Calleja, M. (2014). Physics of nanomechanical spectrometry of viruses. Scientific reports, 4, 6051.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Narang, R. K. (2013). Inside the Black Box. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Tarr, P. L., & Wolf, A. L. (Eds.). (2011). Engineering of Software: The Continuing Contributions of Leon J. Osterweil. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Brüggemann, R., & Patil, G. P. (2011). Structures of Partial Orders. In G. P. Patil (Ed.), Ranking and Prioritization for Multi-indicator Systems: Introduction to Partial Order Applications (pp. 57–74). New York, NY: Springer.

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
Luntz, S. (2014, June 27). Greenland Largely Melted 400,000 Years Ago. 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. (1980). NASA Performance Awards (No. B-196181). 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
Sinha, R. (2017). An Integrated Development Environment for the Clara Constraint-Programming Language (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Kelly, C. (2012, November 25). Girding for Anniversary Of Tragedy in Dallas. New York Times, p. A29B.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Liu 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Liu 2010; Urton and Brezine 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Urton and Brezine 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Ruz 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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