How to format your references using the European Journal for Security Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal for Security Research. 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
Brownlee M (2001) Biochemistry and molecular cell biology of diabetic complications. Nature 414:813–820
A journal article with 2 authors
Cohen FE, Kelly JW (2003) Therapeutic approaches to protein-misfolding diseases. Nature 426:905–909
A journal article with 3 authors
Thorpe SKS, Holder RL, Crompton RH (2007) Origin of human bipedalism as an adaptation for locomotion on flexible branches. Science 316:1328–1331
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Jansen R, Yu H, Greenbaum D, et al (2003) A Bayesian networks approach for predicting protein-protein interactions from genomic data. Science 302:449–453

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lesca H, Lesca N (2014) Strategic Decisions and Weak Signals. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Hall BL, Clover DE, Crowther J, Scandrett E (eds) (2012) Learnning and Educationfor a Bettter World: The Role of Social Movements. SensePublishers, Rotterdam
A chapter in an edited book
Duhovnik J, Demšar I, Drešar P (2015) 3D-Modelling Software Packages. In: Demsar I, Drešar P (eds) Space Modeling with SolidWorks and NX. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 71–96

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 Security Research.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J (2017) Aliens Will Probably Be Machines, Not Little Green Men, Says SETI Expert. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/aliens-will-probably-be-machines/. 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 (2013) Intermodal Transportation: Results of GAO’s Survey on Air-Rail Connectivity (GAO-13-692SP, August 2013), an E-supplement to GAO-13-691. 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
Espinoza M (2010) A Latina’s educational attainment and her observations of foster youth’s educational struggles: A narrative. Doctoral dissertation, 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
Kishkovsky S (2002) Russian Novelist Scoffs at Post-Soviet Leaders. New York Times 114

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Brownlee 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Brownlee 2001; Cohen and Kelly 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Cohen and Kelly 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Jansen et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Journal for Security Research
AbbreviationEur. J. Secur. Res.
ISSN (print)2365-0931
ISSN (online)2364-1695
Scope

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