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
Check, E. (2002). BSE in human tissues fires debate on patient disclosure. Nature, 419(6905), 326.
A journal article with 2 authors
Neilsen, J., & Lee, J. C. (2009). Accretion disk winds as the jet suppression mechanism in the microquasar GRS 1915+105. Nature, 458(7237), 481–484.
A journal article with 3 authors
Prytkova, T. R., Kurnikov, I. V., & Beratan, D. N. (2007). Coupling coherence distinguishes structure sensitivity in protein electron transfer. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5812), 622–625.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Erb, R. M., Son, H. S., Samanta, B., Rotello, V. M., & Yellen, B. B. (2009). Magnetic assembly of colloidal superstructures with multipole symmetry. Nature, 457(7232), 999–1002.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McBee, J. (2009). Mastering Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 SP1. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Noble, S. (2009). WPF Recipes in C# 2008: A Problem-Solution Approach. (S. Bourton & A. Jones, Eds.). Berkeley, CA: Apress.
A chapter in an edited book
Martin, A., & Monroe, K. R. (2009). Identity, Moral Choice, and the Moral Imagination: Is There a Neuroscientific Foundation for Altruism? In T. Cross & D. Ambrose (Eds.), Morality, Ethics, and Gifted Minds (pp. 73–87). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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
Fang, J. (2015, October 29). Infant Burials In Alaska Hint At How People First Colonized The Americas. 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. (1988). Leo Herbert, GAO, 1956-1974 (No. OP-7-OH). 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
Ploehs, J. R. (2009). The literacy benefits of middle school tutors who tutor emergent readers (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Kelly, D. (1994, April 3). Some Bad Role Models. New York Times, p. 718.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Check 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Check 2002; Neilsen and Lee 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Neilsen and Lee 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Erb et al. 2009)

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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