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
Bagla P (2000) INDIA: Disease Data Stolen in Lab Break-In. Science 290:1668b–9b
A journal article with 2 authors
Sykora S, Becker KW (2013) Heavy fermion properties of the Kondo Lattice model. Sci Rep 3:2691
A journal article with 3 authors
Yin Y, Manoury B, Fåhraeus R (2003) Self-inhibition of synthesis and antigen presentation by Epstein-Barr virus-encoded EBNA1. Science 301:1371–1374
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Korn D, Rich RR, Garrison HH, et al (2002) Science policy. The NIH budget in the “postdoubling” era. Science 296:1401–1402

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Afoakwa EO (2016) Chocolate Science and Technology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Lübbert M, Jones PA (eds) (2014) Epigenetic Therapy of Cancer: Preclinical Models and Treatment Approaches. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Zamani C (2013) Nano-Bio Structures Developed via Electrophoresis. In: Nazarpour S (ed) Thin Films and Coatings in Biology. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 145–170

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
Fang J (2015) Apes Rewatching Movies Know When Exciting Scenes Are Coming Up. 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 (1990) Airline Competition: Passenger Facility Charges Represent a New Funding Source for Airports. 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
Stitt CR (2008) Differences in theoretical constructs of processing health information in narrative entertainment television messages. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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
Walsh MW (2017) Insurer Overbilled Medicare, Suit Says. 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 (Bagla 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Bagla 2000; Sykora and Becker 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Sykora and Becker 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Korn et al. 2002)

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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