How to format your references using the European Journal of Futures Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Futures 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
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Strohman R (2002) Maneuvering in the complex path from genotype to phenotype. Science 296:701–703
A journal article with 2 authors
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Vigevani L, Valcárcel J (2014) Molecular biology. A splicing magic bullet. Science 345:624–625
A journal article with 3 authors
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Huber GW, Shabaker JW, Dumesic JA (2003) Raney Ni-Sn catalyst for H2 production from biomass-derived hydrocarbons. Science 300:2075–2077
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Deleris A, Gallego-Bartolome J, Bao J, et al (2006) Hierarchical action and inhibition of plant Dicer-like proteins in antiviral defense. Science 313:68–71

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Holloway M, Nwaoha C (2012) Dictionary of Industrial Terms. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Fleet D, Pajdla T, Schiele B, Tuytelaars T (2014) Computer Vision – ECCV 2014: 13th European Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, September 6-12, 2014, Proceedings, Part III. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Mio C (2013) Materiality and Assurance: Building the Link. In: Busco C, Frigo ML, Riccaboni A, Quattrone P (eds) Integrated Reporting: Concepts and Cases that Redefine Corporate Accountability. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 79–94

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 Futures Research.

Blog post
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Hamilton K (2016) Construction Workers Unearthed Something Very Unexpected While Digging A Hole. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/construction-workers-unearthed-something-very-unexpected-while-digging-a-hole/. 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
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Government Accountability Office (2010) For-Profit Schools: Large Schools and Schools that Specialize in Healthcare Are More Likely to Rely Heavily on Federal Student Aid. 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
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McElhoes JL (2017) Spatial, Technological, and Functional Variability Among the Prehistoric Ceramics of the Southern California Coast. 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
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McKINLEY JC Jr (2017) Prosecutors Drop Charges Against a Bronx Teenager. New York Times A20

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Journal of Futures Research
ISSN (print)2195-4194
ISSN (online)2195-2248
Scope

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