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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Political 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Gill, G.N. (2002). A pit stop at the ER. Science (New York, N.Y.) 295(5560): 1654–1655.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pashkin, A. & Leitenstorfer, A. (2014). Physics. Particle physics in a superconductor. Science (New York, N.Y.) 345(6201): 1121–1122.
A journal article with 3 authors
Downs, J.A., Nussenzweig, M.C. & Nussenzweig, A. (2007). Chromatin dynamics and the preservation of genetic information. Nature 447(7147): 951–958.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Scott, S.H., Gribble, P.L., Graham, K.M. & Cabel, D.W. (2001). Dissociation between hand motion and population vectors from neural activity in motor cortex. Nature 413(6852): 161–165.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Eggleston, B. (2008). The ICE Conditions of Contract: Seventh Edition. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Science Ltd.
An edited book
Dabbagh, N. (2016). Learning Technologies and Globalization: Pedagogical Frameworks and Applications. (A.D. Benson, A. Denham, R. Joseph, M. Al-Freih, G. Zgheib, H. Fake & Z. Guo, eds.) (1st ed. 2016.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Bansaye, V. & Méléard, S. (2015). Continuous State Branching Processes. In V. Bansaye (ed.), Stochastic Models for Structured Populations: Scaling Limits and Long Time Behavior. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Political Research.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2015, March 18). How Quickly Would A Zombie Outbreak Spread? IFLScience. IFLScience. Retrieved 30 October 2018, from


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. (1987). ADP Systems: Concerns About DOD’s Composite Health Care System Development Contracts (No. IMTEC-87-25). Washington, DC: 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
McCarty, A. (2012). Measuring the impact of training in the implementation of project management information systems (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Gustines, G.G. (2012, November 23). Drawn From History and Imagination. New York Times, p. C33.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gill, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Gill, 2002; Pashkin & Leitenstorfer, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Pashkin & Leitenstorfer, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Scott et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Journal of Political Research
AbbreviationEur. J. Polit. Res.
ISSN (print)0304-4130
ISSN (online)1475-6765
ScopeSociology and Political Science

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