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 (EURO J Decis Process). 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
Malakoff D (2000) MARINE ENVIRONMENT: Clinton Creates Huge Hawaiian Coral Haven. Science 290:1873b
A journal article with 2 authors
Fisher AT, Becker K (2000) Channelized fluid flow in oceanic crust reconciles heat-flow and permeability data. Nature 403:71–74
A journal article with 3 authors
Xie XS, Yu J, Yang WY (2006) Living cells as test tubes. Science 312:228–230
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hammoud SS, Nix DA, Zhang H, et al (2009) Distinctive chromatin in human sperm packages genes for embryo development. Nature 460:473–478

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schwedt G (2010) Zuckersüße Chemie. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Valk PE, Delbeke D, Bailey DL, et al (eds) (2006) Positron Emission Tomography: Clinical Practice. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Sakorafas GH, Smyrniotis V, Sarr MG (2015) Clinical Features and Laboratory Investigation. In: Sakorafas GH, Smyrniotis V, Sarr MG (eds) Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms: From Imaging to Differential Diagnosis and Management. Springer, Milano, pp 25–36

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
O`Callaghan J (2017) Billionth Gamma-Ray Observed By NASA Fermi Satellite Instrument. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/billionth-gamma-ray-observed-by-nasa-fermi-satellite-instrument/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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) Federal Regulatory Policies. 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
Almasaari AH (2017) Arab American women’s identity crises in Mohja Kahf’s “The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf” and Laila Halaby’s “West of the Jordan.” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Gustines GG (2016) A Bird? A Plane? La Borinqueña! New York Times MB4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Eyler 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Pratt 2002; Fitzsimmons 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Fisher and Becker 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Huang et al. 2014)

About the journal

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