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
Field JK (2014) Perspective: The screening imperative. Nature 513:S7
A journal article with 2 authors
Koechlin E, Hyafil A (2007) Anterior prefrontal function and the limits of human decision-making. Science 318:594–598
A journal article with 3 authors
Chadderton P, Margrie TW, Häusser M (2004) Integration of quanta in cerebellar granule cells during sensory processing. Nature 428:856–860
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zhang Y, Zuo T, Cheng Y, Liaw PK (2013) High-entropy alloys with high saturation magnetization, electrical resistivity, and malleability. Sci Rep 3:1455

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Eligehausen R, Mallée R, Silva JF (2012) Anchorage in Concrete Construction. Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany
An edited book
Rogers JA, Ghaffari R, Kim D-H (eds) (2016) Stretchable Bioelectronics for Medical Devices and Systems. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Fezza F, De Simone C, Amadio D, Maccarrone M (2008) Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase: A Gate-Keeper of the Endocannabinoid System. In: Quinn PJ, Wang X (eds) Lipids in Health and Disease. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 101–132

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
Luntz S (2016) Athletes Play Sports Better When Reminded They’re Going To Die One Day. In: IFLScience. 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 (2000) Medicare: Post-Hearing Questions Related to Financial and Information Technology Management. 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
Steinberg J (2015) The Social Construction of Beauty: Body Modification Examined Through the Lens of Social Learning Theory. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute

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
Mark ME (2012) Prom Night. New York Times SR7

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Field 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Koechlin and Hyafil 2007; Field 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Koechlin and Hyafil 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2013)

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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