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
Gould J (2015) The cannabis crop. Nature 525:S2-3
A journal article with 2 authors
Guillette LJ Jr, Iguchi T (2012) Ecology. Life in a contaminated world. Science 337:1614–1615
A journal article with 3 authors
Reimand J, Wagih O, Bader GD (2013) The mutational landscape of phosphorylation signaling in cancer. Sci Rep 3:2651
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Ghosal S, Hemminger JC, Bluhm H, et al (2005) Electron spectroscopy of aqueous solution interfaces reveals surface enhancement of halides. Science 307:563–566

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Markley NG (2004) Principles of Differential Equations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Peiponen K-E, Zeitler A, Kuwata-Gonokami M (eds) (2013) Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Rehm G, Uszkoreit H (2012) O projektu META-NET. In: Rehm G, Uszkoreit H (eds) The Slovene Language in the Digital Age. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 35–35

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
Luntz S (2016) How Slime Molds Make Decisions. 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 (1968) Review Of Reliability Of The Air Force Personnel Data 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
Sherman LJ (2009) Bridging the attachment transmission gap with maternal mind-mindedness and infant temperament. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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 K (2017) At Goldman, Dim Results For Trading In Early 2017. New York Times B1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gould 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Guillette and Iguchi 2012; Gould 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Guillette and Iguchi 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Ghosal et al. 2005)

About the journal

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

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