How to format your references using the International Journal of Environmental Health Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 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
Nienow P. 2014. Geoscience: The plumbing of Greenland’s ice. Nature. 514(7520):38–39.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rutherford AW, Boussac A. 2004. Biochemistry. Water photolysis in biology. Science. 303(5665):1782–1784.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sang L, Coller HA, Roberts JM. 2008. Control of the reversibility of cellular quiescence by the transcriptional repressor HES1. Science. 321(5892):1095–1100.
A journal article with 12 or more authors
Levison HF, Bottke WF, Gounelle M, Morbidelli A, Nesvorný D, Tsiganis K. 2009. Contamination of the asteroid belt by primordial trans-Neptunian objects. Nature. 460(7253):364–366.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wootton RJ, Smith C. 2014. Reproductive Biology of Teleost Fishes. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Ma M, editor. 2011. Communication Systems and Information Technology: Selected Papers from the 2011 International Conference on Electric and Electronics (EEIC 2011) in Nanchang, China on June 20-22, 2011, Volume 4. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Banik SSR, Counter CM. 2007. From Bread to Bedside: What Budding Yeast has Taught us about the Immortalization of Cancer Cells. In: Nitiss JL, Heitman J, editors. Yeast as a Tool in Cancer Research. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; p. 123–139.

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 International Journal of Environmental Health Research.

Blog post
Andrew E. 2015. The Pope, Climate Change And The Cultural Dimensions Of The Anthropocene. IFLScience [Internet]. [accessed 2018 Oct 30]. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/pope-climate-change-and-cultural-dimensions-anthropocene/

Reports

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. 1997. Land Management Systems: Information on BLM’s Automated Land and Mineral Record System Release 2 Project. 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
Hoang V. 2009. Software maintenance: A program slicer using cross referencer [Doctoral dissertation]. Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
Kenigsberg B. 2017. The King’s Choice. New York Times.:C11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Nienow 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Rutherford and Boussac 2004; Nienow 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Rutherford and Boussac 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Levison et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Environmental Health Research
AbbreviationInt. J. Environ. Health Res.
ISSN (print)0960-3123
ISSN (online)1369-1619
ScopeHealth, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Pollution
General Medicine
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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