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
Hanson J. 2014. John Cornforth (1917-2013). Nature. 506(7486):35.
A journal article with 2 authors
Senn DB, Hemond HF. 2002. Nitrate controls on iron and arsenic in an urban lake. Science. 296(5577):2373–2376.
A journal article with 3 authors
Goncharov AF, Struzhkin VV, Jacobsen SD. 2006. Reduced radiative conductivity of low-spin (Mg,Fe)O in the lower mantle. Science. 312(5777):1205–1208.
A journal article with 12 or more authors
Gleckler PJ, Wigley TML, Santer BD, Gregory JM, Achutarao K, Taylor KE. 2006. Volcanoes and climate: Krakatoa’s signature persists in the ocean. Nature. 439(7077):675.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Raymond SU. 2013. Recession, Recovery, and Renewal: Long-Term Nonprofit Strategies for Rapid Economic Change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Christensen SH, Mitcham C, Li B, An Y, editors. 2012. Engineering, Development and Philosophy: American, Chinese and European Perspectives. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Nowak P. 2012. Competitiveness of EU Region and Sustainable Development Policies Measures in Logistics: Experiences of Emilia Romagna. In: Golinska P, Hajdul M, editors. Sustainable Transport: New Trends and Business Practices. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; p. 67–80.

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. Is This Really What Happens To Your Body 60 Minutes After Drinking A Can Of Coke? 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. 2003. Information Technology: Architecture Needed to Guide NASA’s Financial Management Modernization. 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
Bagley CR. 2010. Pint-sized spectacles: American youth beauty queens and the power(ful) dynamic of the institutionalized pageant [Doctoral dissertation]. Washington, DC: George Washington University.

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
Saslow L. 2009. Sorting Out their Goals, and Options. New York Times.:WE7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hanson 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Senn and Hemond 2002; Hanson 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Senn and Hemond 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Gleckler et al. 2006)

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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