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
Bourzac K. 2014. Diagnosis: Early warning system. Nature. 513(7517):S4-6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Perlman PS, Boeke JD. 2004. Molecular biology. Ring around the retroelement. Science. 303(5655):182–184.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wallace K, Hardy G, Serabyn E. 2000. Deep and stable interferometric nulling of broadband light with implications for observing planets around nearby stars. Nature. 406(6797):700–702.
A journal article with 12 or more authors
Jaenicke-Després V, Buckler ES, Smith BD, Gilbert MTP, Cooper A, Doebley J, Pääbo S. 2003. Early allelic selection in maize as revealed by ancient DNA. Science. 302(5648):1206–1208.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety. 2010. A Practical Approach to Hazard Identification for Operations and Maintenance Workers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
McTear M. 2016. The Conversational Interface: Talking to Smart Devices. Callejas Z, Griol D, editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Angiani G, Cagnoni S, Chuzhikova N, Fornacciari P, Mordonini M, Tomaiuolo M. 2016. Flat and Hierarchical Classifiers for Detecting Emotion in Tweets. In: Adorni G, Cagnoni S, Gori M, Maratea M, editors. AI*IA 2016 Advances in Artificial Intelligence: XVth International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Genova, Italy, November 29 – December 1, 2016, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; p. 51–64.

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. Oldest Known Stone Tools Discovered In Kenya. IFLScience [Internet]. [accessed 2018 Oct 30].


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. 1978. The Challenge of Career Adaptation and Renewal. 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
Wrobleski MM. 2010. The challenge of teen nutrition: An ecological view of socio-cognitive influences on urban, African-American adolescent diet quality [Doctoral dissertation]. College Park, MD: University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Vlasic B. 2015. Despite Recalls, G.M. Pays Workers Big Bonus. New York Times.:A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bourzac 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Perlman & Boeke 2004; Bourzac 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Perlman & Boeke 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Jaenicke-Després et al. 2003)

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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