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
Reich JG (2002) Embryonic stem cells. The debate in Germany. Science 296:265
A journal article with 2 authors
Kaproth BM, Marone C (2013) Slow earthquakes, preseismic velocity changes, and the origin of slow frictional stick-slip. Science 341:1229–1232
A journal article with 3 authors
Dragert G, Wang K, James TS (2001) A silent slip event on the deeper Cascadia subduction interface. Science 292:1525–1528
A journal article with 5 or more authors
El Albani A, Bengtson S, Canfield DE, et al (2010) Large colonial organisms with coordinated growth in oxygenated environments 2.1 Gyr ago. Nature 466:100–104

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wasson CS (2005) System Analysis, Design, and Development. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Jonas M, Nahorski Z, Nilsson S, Whiter T (eds) (2011) Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Dealing With Uncertainty. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Janaki SS, Ebenezer D (2006) A Blur Reducing Adaptive Filter for the Removal of Mixed Noise in Images. In: Elleithy K, Sobh T, Mahmood A, et al. (eds) Advances in Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering: Proceedings of IETA 2005, TeNe 2005, EIAE 2005. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 26–30

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
O`Callaghan J (2015) Facebook Is Adding A “Dislike” Button. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/facebook-adding-dislike-button-so-you-can-show-empathy-sad-posts/. 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 (2010) Telecommunications: Enhanced Data Collection Could Help FCC Better Monitor Competition in the Wireless Industry. 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
Crosby WO (2013) ATI v. Colorado: How the Commerce Clause Provides Guidance at the Confluence of Energy, Environmental, and Constitutional Law. 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
Poniewozik J (2016) Reviving a Snow Globe Town and Its Comfortable Nostalgia. 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 (Reich 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Reich 2002; Kaproth and Marone 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Kaproth and Marone 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (El Albani et al. 2010)

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
Law
Political Science and International Relations

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