How to format your references using the European Journal of Business and Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Business and Economics. 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
Garsin, D. A. (2004). Microbiology. Peptide signals sense and destroy target cells. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5705), 2202–2203.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lerman, J., & Palsson, B. O. (2010). Microbiology. Topping off a multiscale balancing act. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6007), 1058–1059.
A journal article with 3 authors
Huffard, C. L., Boneka, F., & Full, R. J. (2005). Underwater bipedal locomotion by octopuses in disguise. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5717), 1927.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wu, S., Ma, Z., Chen, Z., & Yu, S. (2014). Reveal quantum correlation in complementary bases. Scientific Reports, 4, 4036.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wong, B. P., Mittal, A., Cao, Y., & Starr, G. (2005). Nano-CMOS Circuit and Physical Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Seyberth, H. W., Rane, A., & Schwab, M. (Eds.). (2011). Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology (First, Vol. 205). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Yoshida, R., & Takashima, K. (2009). Simple Algorithms for Computing a Sequence of 2-Isogenies. In P. J. Lee & J. H. Cheon (Eds.), Information Security and Cryptology – ICISC 2008: 11th International Conference, Seoul, Korea, December 3-5, 2008, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 52–65). 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 of Business and Economics.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J. (2017, March 30). NASA Wants To Build A Mini Space Station Near The Moon. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1998). National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Light Truck Average Fuel Economy Standard--Model Year 2000 (OGC-98-42). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Randolph, J. L. (2017). A Mixed-Methods Investigation of FMS Shoulder Mobility and Reported Upper Body Injury in Collegiate Football Athletes at a Division II Midwestern University [Doctoral dissertation]. Lindenwood University.

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
Hodara, S. (2015, October 4). A Hilltop Museum, Legacy of a Trailblazing Architect. New York Times, CT10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Garsin, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Garsin, 2004; Lerman & Palsson, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Lerman & Palsson, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Huffard et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Wu et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Journal of Business and Economics
ISSN (print)1804-5839
ISSN (online)1804-9699

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