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
Poskett J (2012) Mathematics: a life computed. Nature 486:321
A journal article with 2 authors
Sheinin MY, Wang MD (2012) Biochemistry. A DNA twist diffuses and hops. Science 338:56–57
A journal article with 3 authors
Nestle FO, Speidel H, Speidel MO (2002) Metallurgy: high nickel release from 1- and 2-euro coins. Nature 419:132
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hariri AR, Mattay VS, Tessitore A, et al (2002) Serotonin transporter genetic variation and the response of the human amygdala. Science 297:400–403

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Olofsson P (2006) Probabilities. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Minai AA, Bar-Yam Y (eds) (2008) Unifying Themes in Complex Systems IV: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Complex Systems. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Conklin M (2007) Project Entity Matching across FLOSS Repositories. In: Feller J, Fitzgerald B, Scacchi W, Sillitti A (eds) Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation: IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11–14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 45–57

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
Hamilton K (2016) Here’s The Clever Chemistry That Can Stop Your Food Rotting. 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 (2004) Federal Aviation Administration: Challenges for Transforming Into a High-Performing Organization. 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
Dodge T (2009) The effects of interactivity and visual realism on children’s cognitive empathy toward narrative characters. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana 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
Koblin J, Grynbaum MM (2017) Top Political Journalist Faces Multiple Claims of Harassment. New York Times B3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Poskett 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Poskett 2012; Sheinin and Wang 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Sheinin and Wang 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Hariri 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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