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
Smaglik, Paul. 2005. “In the Picture”. Nature 434, no. 7030: 251.
A journal article with 2 authors
Casavecchia, Piergiorgio, and Millard H. Alexander. 2013. “Chemistry. Uncloaking the Quantum Nature of Inelastic Molecular Collisions”. Science (New York, N.Y.) 341, no. 6150: 1076–77.
A journal article with 3 authors
Plante, O. J., E. R. Palmacci, and P. H. Seeberger. 2001. “Automated Solid-Phase Synthesis of Oligosaccharides”. Science (New York, N.Y.) 291, no. 5508: 1523–27.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Ricci, Karen A., Federico Girosi, Phillip I. Tarr, Yee-Wei Lim, Carl Mason, Mark Miller, James Hughes, Lorenz von Seidlein, Jan M. Agosti, and Richard L. Guerrant. 2006. “Reducing Stunting among Children: The Potential Contribution of Diagnostics”. Nature 444 Suppl 1, November: 29–38.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Senez, Vincent, Vincent Thomy, and Renaud Dufour. 2014. Nanotechnologies for Synthetic Super Non-Wetting Surfaces. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Olson, David L., and Desheng Wu, eds. 2008. New Frontiers in Enterprise Risk Management. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Zamfirescu, Calin, and Ibrahim Dincer. 2010. “Hydrogen Production from Ammonia as an Environmentally Benign Solution for Vehicles”. In Global Warming: Engineering Solutions, edited by Ibrahim Dincer, Arif Hepbasli, Adnan Midilli, and T. Hikmet Karakoc, 109–27. Boston, MA: Springer US.

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
Luntz, Stephen. 2016. “Bird Droppings Help Keep The Arctic Cool”. IFLScience. IFLScience. Last modified November 15, 2016.


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. 1995. “Land Management Systems: Progress and Risks in Developing BLM’s Land and Mineral Record System”. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. AIMD-95-180.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Sindel, Jaclyn. 2013. “Vulnerability towards Disordered Eating in Students Registered in General Education Nutrition Classes”. 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
Walsh, Mary Williams, and Michael Corkery. 2015. “Hedge Fund Economists See Solution to Island’s Debt Crisis”. New York Times, July 27, 2015.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

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

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