How to format your references using the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal for Philosophy of Religion. 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
Eisner, J. A. 2007. “Water Vapour and Hydrogen in the Terrestrial-Planet-Forming Region of a Protoplanetary Disk”. Nature 447, no. 7144: 562–64.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sesma, Ane, and Anne E. Osbourn. 2004. “The Rice Leaf Blast Pathogen Undergoes Developmental Processes Typical of Root-Infecting Fungi”. Nature 431, no. 7008: 582–86.
A journal article with 3 authors
Brosco, V., Z-J Ying, and J. Lorenzana. 2013. “Exact Exchange-Correlation Potential of an Ionic Hubbard Model with a Free Surface”. Scientific Reports 3: 2172.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
He, Jingjing, Pablo Martinez-Lozano Sinues, Maija Hollmén, Xue Li, Michael Detmar, and Renato Zenobi. 2014. “Fingerprinting Breast Cancer vs. Normal Mammary Cells by Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Volatiles”. Scientific Reports 4, June: 5196.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Choudhry, Moorad, David Moskovic, Max Wong, Suleman Baig, Zhuoshi Liu, Michele Lizzio, and Alexandru Voicu. 2014. Fixed Income Markets. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Dagum, Estela Bee. 2006. Benchmarking, Temporal Distribution, and Reconciliation Methods for Time Series. Edited by Pierre A. Cholette. Vol. 186. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Corbetta, Simone, and William Fornaciari. 2013. “Exploiting Thermal Coupling Information in MPSoC Dynamic Thermal Management”. In Architecture of Computing Systems – ARCS 2013: 26th International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, February 19-22, 2013. Proceedings, edited by Hana Kubátová, Christian Hochberger, Martin Daněk, and Bernhard Sick, 50–61. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 Journal for Philosophy of Religion.

Blog post
Carpineti, Alfredo. 2016. “The Peer-Reviewed EmDrive Paper Is Officially Out”. IFLScience. IFLScience. Last modified November 18, 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/space/the-peer-reviewed-emdrive-paper-is-officially-out/.

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. 1992. “Adolescent Drug Use Prevention: Common Features of Promising Community Programs”. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. PEMD-92-2.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Kolb, Jennifer N. 2015. “What’s Professional Development Got to Do with It? The Value of Lesson Study in Implementing the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practices”. Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
Traub, James. 2017. “Hard Truths About Refugees”. New York Times, March 7, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference J. A. Eisner, “Water Vapour and Hydrogen in the Terrestrial-Planet-Forming Region of a Protoplanetary Disk”, Nature 447, no. 7144 (2007)..
This sentence cites two references J. A. Eisner, “Water Vapour and Hydrogen in the Terrestrial-Planet-Forming Region of a Protoplanetary Disk”, Nature 447, no. 7144 (2007); Ane Sesma and Anne E. Osbourn, “The Rice Leaf Blast Pathogen Undergoes Developmental Processes Typical of Root-Infecting Fungi”, Nature 431, no. 7008 (2004)..

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

  • Two authors:
  • Three authors:
  • 4 or more authors: Jingjing He et al., “Fingerprinting Breast Cancer vs. Normal Mammary Cells by Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Volatiles”, Scientific Reports 4, June (2014).

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Religion
ISSN (print)1689-8311
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