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
Loder, N. (2000). UK panel calls for more cuts to carbon dioxide emission. Nature, 405(6789), 873–874.
A journal article with 2 authors
Porteus, M. H., & Baltimore, D. (2003). Chimeric nucleases stimulate gene targeting in human cells. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5620), 763.
A journal article with 3 authors
Garofalo, S., Maier, M. E., & di Pellegrino, G. (2014). Mediofrontal negativity signals unexpected omission of aversive events. Scientific reports, 4, 4816.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Penner, O., Pan, R. K., Petersen, A. M., Kaski, K., & Fortunato, S. (2013). On the predictability of future impact in science. Scientific reports, 3, 3052.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rosenberger, W. R. (2005). Risk-Adjusted Lending Conditions. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Gorban, A. N., Kevrekidis, I. G., Theodoropoulos, C., Kazantzis, N. K., & Öttinger, H. C. (Eds.). (2006). Model Reduction and Coarse-Graining Approaches for Multiscale Phenomena. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Miseres, V. (2015). “The Personal is Political.” In L. Gómez, A. Horno-Delgado, M. K. Long, & N. Silleras-Fernández (Eds.), Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures (pp. 57–79). Rotterdam: SensePublishers.

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, E. (2014, September 24). Water Vapour Discovered In The Atmosphere Of Neptune-Sized Exoplanet. 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. (2007). Talking Books for the Blind (No. GAO-07-871R). 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
Sutton, D. L. (2010). Preparing instrumental teachers: A resource for volunteer, lay music teachers in Salvation Army churches (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Schwartz, J. (2016, November 21). Exxon’s Unlikely Enemy. New York Times, p. D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Loder 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Loder 2000; Porteus and Baltimore 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Porteus and Baltimore 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Penner et al. 2013)

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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