How to format your references using the European Business Organization Law Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Business Organization Law 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
Baker M (2011) Animal models: inside the minds of mice and men. Nature 475:123–128
A journal article with 2 authors
Russo CJ, Passmore LA (2014) Electron microscopy: Ultrastable gold substrates for electron cryomicroscopy. Science 346:1377–1380
A journal article with 3 authors
Saran R, Stolojan V, Curry RJ (2014) Ultrahigh performance C60 nanorod large area flexible photoconductor devices via ultralow organic and inorganic photodoping. Sci Rep 4:5041
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Liu H, Lv M, Deng B, et al (2014) Laundering durable antibacterial cotton fabrics grafted with pomegranate-shaped polymer wrapped in silver nanoparticle aggregations. Sci Rep 4:5920

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Barker RM, Puckett JA (2013) Design of Highway Bridges. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Laveault D, Allal L (eds) (2016) Assessment for Learning: Meeting the Challenge of Implementation. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Moyer BR (2014) The Role of Pharmacokinetics and Allometrics in Imaging: Practical Issues and Considerations. In: Moyer BR, Cheruvu NPS, Hu TC-C (eds) Pharmaco-Imaging in Drug and Biologics Development: Fundamentals and Applications. Springer, New York, NY, pp 113–131

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 European Business Organization Law Review.

Blog post
Andrew D (2016) 15 Relationship Facts Everybody Should Know Before Getting Married. 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 (2007) District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program: Additional Policies and Procedures Would Improve Internal Controls and Program Operations. 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
Karch K (2014) An investigation of perceptions about smart mobile phone usage as an instructional tool in a high school classroom. Doctoral dissertation, Capella 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
Mueller B, Wang V, Piccoli S (2017) 3 Men From Shelter Held in Sexual Assault on Woman Leaving Church. New York Times A17

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Baker 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Baker 2011; Russo and Passmore 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Russo and Passmore 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Liu et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Business Organization Law Review
AbbreviationEur. Bus. Organ. Law Rev.
ISSN (print)1566-7529
ISSN (online)1741-6205
ScopeBusiness and International Management
Political Science and International Relations

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