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
Andersen, B. (2005). Space science. Crossroad for European space activity. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5713), 1206.
A journal article with 2 authors
Seitz, A. R., & Watanabe, T. (2003). Psychophysics: Is subliminal learning really passive? Nature, 422(6927), 36.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lin, H.-K., Bergmann, S., & Pandolfi, P. P. (2004). Cytoplasmic PML function in TGF-beta signalling. Nature, 431(7005), 205–211.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gobert, V., Gottar, M., Matskevich, A. A., Rutschmann, S., Royet, J., Belvin, M., et al. (2003). Dual activation of the Drosophila toll pathway by two pattern recognition receptors. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5653), 2126–2130.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Agung, I. G. N. (2011). Cross Section and Experimental Data Analysis Using Eviews. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd.
An edited book
Bock, H. G., Phu, H. X., Kostina, E., & Rannacher, R. (Eds.). (2005). Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes: Proceedings of the International Conference on High Performance Scientific Computing, March 10–14, 2003, Hanoi, Vietnam. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kinsley, H., & McGugan, W. (2015). Creating Visuals. In W. McGugan (Ed.), Beginning Python Games Development: With Pygame (pp. 61–81). Berkeley, CA: Apress.

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. (2014, October 17). New Technique Will Allow Robot To Perform Brain Surgery Through Cheek. 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. (1989). Hazardous Materials: Federal Training for First Responders to Highway and Railroad Incidents (No. RCED-89-146FS). 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
Moore, B. A. (2010). The Writing Machine (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
Kishkovsky, S. (2004, June 2). Moscow: Art For Sale. New York Times, p. E2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Andersen 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Andersen 2005; Seitz and Watanabe 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Seitz and Watanabe 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Gobert et al. 2003)

About the journal

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

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