How to format your references using the European Journal of Population / Revue européenne de Démographie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Population / Revue européenne de Démographie. 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
Palme, H. (2002). Planetary science. A new solar system basalt. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5566), 271–273.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nishioka, K., & Reinberg, D. (2001). Transcription. Switching partners in a regulatory tango. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5551), 2497–2498.
A journal article with 3 authors
Passarelli, L., Rivalta, E., & Shuler, A. (2014). Dike intrusions during rifting episodes obey scaling relationships similar to earthquakes. Scientific reports, 4, 3886.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Quimby, R. M., Kulkarni, S. R., Kasliwal, M. M., Gal-Yam, A., Arcavi, I., Sullivan, M., et al. (2011). Hydrogen-poor superluminous stellar explosions. Nature, 474(7352), 487–489.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Studer, Q. (2007). Results that Last. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Tan, Y., Shi, Y., & Niu, B. (Eds.). (2016). Advances in Swarm Intelligence: 7th International Conference, ICSI 2016, Bali, Indonesia, June 25-30, 2016, Proceedings, Part I (Vol. 9712). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Saneto, R. P., & Cohen, B. H. (2013). Alpers–Huttenlocher Syndrome, Polymerase Gamma 1, and Mitochondrial Disease. In L.-J. C. Wong (Ed.), Mitochondrial Disorders Caused by Nuclear Genes (pp. 73–89). New York, NY: 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 Population / Revue européenne de Démographie.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2016, October 14). Genetic Testing Isn’t A Crystal Ball For Your Health. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (2000). DOD Personnel: More Accurate Estimate of Overdue Security Clearance Reinvestigations Is Needed (No. T-NSIAD-00-246). 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
Nelson, A. F. (2014). Anxiety in the process of individuation. An in-depth psychological study (Doctoral dissertation). Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.

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
Greenhill, K. M. (2006, February 17). Don’t Dumb Down the Army. New York Times, p. A23.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Palme 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Nishioka and Reinberg 2001; Palme 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Nishioka and Reinberg 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Quimby et al. 2011)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Journal of Population / Revue européenne de Démographie
AbbreviationEur. J. Popul.
ISSN (print)0168-6577
ISSN (online)1572-9885

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