How to format your references using the Evolution and Human Behavior citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Evolution and Human Behavior. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Ciotti, L. (2009). Galaxy formation: Anatomy of elliptical galaxies. Nature, 460(7253), 333–334.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cane, M. A., & Evans, M. (2000). CLIMATE VARIABILITY: Enhanced: Do the Tropics Rule? Science (New York, N.Y.), 290(5494), 1107–1108.
A journal article with 3 authors
Haince, J.-F., Rouleau, M., & Poirier, G. G. (2006). Transcription. Gene expression needs a break to unwind before carrying on. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5781), 1752–1753.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zhang, Y., Ma, C., Delohery, T., Nasipak, B., Foat, B. C., Bounoutas, A., Bussemaker, H. J., Kim, S. K., & Chalfie, M. (2002). Identification of genes expressed in C. elegans touch receptor neurons. Nature, 418(6895), 331–335.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ramm, A. G., & Hoang, N. S. (2011). Dynamical Systems Method and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
D’Atri, A., De Marco, M., Braccini, A. M., & Cabiddu, F. (Eds.). (2010). Management of the Interconnected World: ItAIS: The Italian Association for Information Systems. Physica-Verlag HD.
A chapter in an edited book
Roller, K. (2016). Corporate Mobility: When and Why Does it Become a Burden? In G. Wulfhorst & S. Klug (Eds.), Sustainable Mobility in Metropolitan Regions: Insights from Interdisciplinary Research for Practice Application (pp. 65–82). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

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 Evolution and Human Behavior.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2017, March 22). Missing Galaxies Might Be Found By Studying The Ultraviolet Universe. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2013). Alternative Methods for Collecting Airport Passenger Facility Charges (GAO-13-262R). 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
Blasdel, E. S. (2010). A phenomenological study of barriers for women in federal law enforcement [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Phoenix.

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
Billard, M. (2014, January 9). In the Running, Behind the Scenes. New York Times, E6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ciotti, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Cane & Evans, 2000; Ciotti, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Cane & Evans, 2000)
  • Three authors: (Haince et al., 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Zhang et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleEvolution and Human Behavior
AbbreviationEvol. Hum. Behav.
ISSN (print)1090-5138
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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