How to format your references using the European View citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European View. 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
Oxtoby, D. W. (2000). Phase transitions. Catching crystals at birth. Nature, 406(6795), 464–465.
A journal article with 2 authors
MacInnis, B. L., & Campenot, R. B. (2002). Retrograde support of neuronal survival without retrograde transport of nerve growth factor. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5559), 1536–1539.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schätz, T., Schramm, U., & Habs, D. (2001). Crystalline ion beams. Nature, 412(6848), 717–720.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wood, S. A., Guerry, A. D., Silver, J. M., & Lacayo, M. (2013). Using social media to quantify nature-based tourism and recreation. Scientific reports, 3, 2976.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Matthews, C. (2012). Engineers’ Data Book. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Wittmer, A., Bieger, T., & Müller, R. (Eds.). (2011). Aviation Systems: Management of the Integrated Aviation Value Chain. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Uteshev, A. Y., & Yashina, M. V. (2016). On Maxwell’s Conjecture for Coulomb Potential Generated by Point Charges. In M. L. Gavrilova & C. J. K. Tan (Eds.), Transactions on Computational Science XXVII (pp. 68–80). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 View.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, August 12). Unravelling The Mysteries Of Sleep: How The Brain ‘Sees’ Dreams. 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. (1976). Examination of Disbursing Officer’s Account, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia (No. 089079). 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
Alexandre, K. M. (2009). Identifying mechanisms regulating Wnt signaling during postembryonic development (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

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
Stewart, J. B. (2016, October 13). How to Mend the Tax Code to Close Trump’s Loopholes. New York Times, p. B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Oxtoby 2000).
This sentence cites two references (MacInnis and Campenot 2002; Oxtoby 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (MacInnis and Campenot 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Wood et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean View
ISSN (print)1781-6858
ISSN (online)1865-5831

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