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
Pearse JS (2006) Ecological role of purple sea urchins. Science 314:940–941
A journal article with 2 authors
Lin S-C, van Keken PE (2005) Multiple volcanic episodes of flood basalts caused by thermochemical mantle plumes. Nature 436:250–252
A journal article with 3 authors
Maamar H, Raj A, Dubnau D (2007) Noise in gene expression determines cell fate in Bacillus subtilis. Science 317:526–529
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Stutzmann N, Tervoort TA, Bastiaansen K, Smith P (2000) Patterning of polymer-supported metal films by microcutting. Nature 407:613–616

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Maudlin T (2011) Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Reiter G, Strobl GR (eds) (2007) Progress in Understanding of Polymer Crystallization. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Srinivasulu S, Jain A (2008) Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: Integrating Available Data and Modern Techniques. In: Abrahart RJ, See LM, Solomatine DP (eds) Practical Hydroinformatics: Computational Intelligence and Technological Developments in Water Applications. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 59–70

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
Andrew E (2015) Corporate Climate Scientists: Advocates For Science Or Protectors Of Status Quo? 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 (1973) Management of the Overseas Dependents School System. 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
Huang Y-F (2013) The Effects of Two Methods on Training EFL University Students in Taiwan to Identify Three Non-Native Phonemic Contrasts. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State 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
Sisario B, Coscarelli J (2017) It’s Adele vs. Beyoncé. New York Times C1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Pearse 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Lin and van Keken 2005; Pearse 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Lin and van Keken 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Stutzmann et al. 2000)

About the journal

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

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