How to format your references using the EURO Journal on Decision Processes citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for EURO Journal on Decision Processes. 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
Rochelle GT (2009) Amine scrubbing for CO2 capture. Science 325:1652–1654
A journal article with 2 authors
Rodriguez A, Laio A (2014) Machine learning. Clustering by fast search and find of density peaks. Science 344:1492–1496
A journal article with 3 authors
Tomioka K, Yoshimura M, Fukui T (2012) A III-V nanowire channel on silicon for high-performance vertical transistors. Nature 488:189–192
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hartig G, Churakov G, Warren WC, et al (2013) Retrophylogenomics place tarsiers on the evolutionary branch of anthropoids. Sci Rep 3:1756

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Speight JG, Foote R (2011) Ethics in Science and Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Campilho A, Kamel M (eds) (2014) Image Analysis and Recognition: 11th International Conference, ICIAR 2014, Vilamoura, Portugal, October 22-24, 2014, Proceedings, Part I. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Mu K, Liu W, Jin Z (2011) An Approach to Generating Proposals for Handling Inconsistent Software Requirements. In: Xiong H, Lee WB (eds) Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management: 5th International Conference, KSEM 2011, Irvine, CA, USA, December 12-14, 2011. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 32–43

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 EURO Journal on Decision Processes.

Blog post
Fang J (2015) Have Fossil Fuels Officially Lost to Renewables? In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2002) VA Information Technology: Progress Made, but Continued Management Attention Is Key to Achieving Results. 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
Denz TA (2012) Performance Evaluation of a Magnetically Enhanced Micro-Cathode Vacuum Arc Thruster. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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
Chira S (2017) Well, What Should Hillary Clinton Do? New York Times SR4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rochelle 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Rochelle 2009; Rodriguez and Laio 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Rodriguez and Laio 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Hartig et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleEURO Journal on Decision Processes
ISSN (print)2193-9438
ISSN (online)2193-9446

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