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
Garber K. 2012. Genetics: Deep exploration. Nature. 492(7429):S56-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
McMichael RD, Stiles MD. 2008. Physics. A new spin on the Doppler effect. Science. 322(5900):386–387.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ball LT, Lloyd-Jones GC, Russell CA. 2012. Gold-catalyzed direct arylation. Science. 337(6102):1644–1648.
A journal article with 12 or more authors
Guo J, Simonson JW, Sun L, Wu Q, Gao P, Zhang C, Gu D, Kotliar G, Aronson M, Zhao Z. 2013. Observation of antiferromagnetic order collapse in the pressurized insulator LaMnPO. Sci Rep. 3:2555.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
King M. 2016. Process Control. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Wang Y, Zhang X, editors. 2012. Internet of Things: International Workshop, IOT 2012, Changsha, China, August 17-19, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Matteucci G, Cammarano M, Dezi S, Mancini M, Mugnozza GS, Magnani F. 2013. Climate Change Impacts on Forests and Forest Products in the Mediterranean Area. In: Navarra A, Tubiana L, editors. Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean: Volume 2: Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services and People. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; p. 71–100.

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
Luntz S. 2015. First Ever Color Photo Of Pluto And Charon Sent Back By New Horizons Spacecraft. 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. 2015. Transportation Safety: Federal Highway Administration Should Conduct Research to Determine Best Practices in Permitting Oversize Vehicles. 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
Bakirci A. 2010. Proteomic analysis of hepatocyte proteins in response to in vivo iron overload [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
Shpigel B. 2016. Paralympics; Iranian Cyclist Dies After Crash at Rio Games. New York Times.:SP2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Garber 2012).
This sentence cites two references (McMichael and Stiles 2008; Garber 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (McMichael and Stiles 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Guo et al. 2013)

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
General Medicine
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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