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
Sastry, S. (2001). The relationship between fragility, configurational entropy and the potential energy landscape of glass-forming liquids. Nature, 409(6817), 164–167.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, K., & Mittleman, D. M. (2004). Metal wires for terahertz wave guiding. Nature, 432(7015), 376–379.
A journal article with 3 authors
Patterson, D., Schnell, M., & Doyle, J. M. (2013). Enantiomer-specific detection of chiral molecules via microwave spectroscopy. Nature, 497(7450), 475–477.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Tay, S. B., Natarajan, G., Rahim, M. N. B. A., Tan, H. T., Chung, M. C. M., Ting, Y. P., & Yew, W. S. (2013). Enhancing gold recovery from electronic waste via lixiviant metabolic engineering in Chromobacterium violaceum. Scientific reports, 3, 2236.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Vignes, A. (2013). Extractive Metallurgy 3. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Qin, L., Genant, H. K., Griffith, J. F., & Leung, K. S. (Eds.). (2007). Advanced Bioimaging Technologies in Assessment of the Quality of Bone and Scaffold Materials: Techniques and Applications. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Webster, M. (2015). Grenz Ray and Ultrasoft X-Ray Therapy. In R. G. Panizzon & M. H. Seegenschmiedt (Eds.), Radiation Treatment and Radiation Reactions in Dermatology (pp. 73–87). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Andrew, E. (2015, July 8). Huge Exploding Stars can be Powered by the Strongest Magnets. 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. (2012). Slot-Controlled Airports: FAA’s Rules Could Be Improved to Enhance Competition and Use of Available Capacity (No. GAO-12-902). 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
Narayanan, B. C. (2008). Structure function diversity within the phosphoenolpyruvate mutase/isocitrate lyase superfamily as revealed by the enzymes oxaloacetate decarboxylase and 2,3-dimethylmalate lyase (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Kishkovsky, S. (2008, February 6). A Love Letter to Putin (But It’s Not Addressed to Him). New York Times, p. A4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sastry 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Sastry 2001; Wang and Mittleman 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Mittleman 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Tay et al. 2013)

About the journal

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

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