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
Hustad PD (2009) Frontiers in olefin polymerization: reinventing the world’s most common synthetic polymers. Science 325:704–707
A journal article with 2 authors
Cooper BG, Goller F (2004) Multimodal signals: enhancement and constraint of song motor patterns by visual display. Science 303:544–546
A journal article with 3 authors
Brown ET, Molnar P, Bourlès DL (2005) Comment on “Slip-rate measurements on the Karakorum Fault may imply secular variations in fault motion.” Science 309:1326; author reply 1326
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Marahatta A, Bhandary B, Jeong S-K, et al (2014) Soybean greatly reduces valproic acid plasma concentrations: a food-drug interaction study. Sci Rep 4:4362

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
The American Ceramic Society (2009) Progress in Nanotechnology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Thomas K (2008) Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition. Apress, Berkeley, CA
A chapter in an edited book
Duda P, Pietruczuk L, Jaworski M, Krzyzak A (2016) On the Cesàro-Means-Based Orthogonal Series Approach to Learning Time-Varying Regression Functions. In: Rutkowski L, Korytkowski M, Scherer R, et al. (eds) Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing: 15th International Conference, ICAISC 2016, Zakopane, Poland, June 12-16, 2016, Proceedings, Part II. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 37–48

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 E (2016) New Research Is Connecting Genetic Variations To Schizophrenia And Other Mental Illnesses. 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) Critical Infrastructure: Challenges Remain in Protecting Key Sectors. 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
Cacciola JA (2010) A quantitative study on retaining leadership talent within a naval aviation squadron. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
James Woolsey R, Fox BJ (2017) To Protect Voting, Use Open-Source. New York Times A19

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hustad 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Cooper and Goller 2004; Hustad 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Cooper and Goller 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Marahatta 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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