How to format your references using the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 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
Eisenstein, M., 2015. Big data: The power of petabytes. Nature 527, S2-4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Brumfiel, G., Knight, J., 2003. Climate of conflict: in the shadow of war. Nature 426, 748–749.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tarlinton, R.E., Meers, J., Young, P.R., 2006. Retroviral invasion of the koala genome. Nature 442, 79–81.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Komeda, T., Kim, Y., Kawai, M., Persson, B.N.J., Ueba, H., 2002. Lateral hopping of molecules induced by excitation of internal vibration mode. Science 295, 2055–2058.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dacey, J.S., Fiore, L.B., Brion-Meisels, S., 2016. Your Child’s Social and Emotional Well-Being. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Zhang, D.-P. (Ed.), 2014. Abscisic Acid: Metabolism, Transport and Signaling. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Patterson, C., 2015. The Role of Surgery in Pulmonary Hypertension, in: Madden, B. (Ed.), Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 147–170.

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 Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Blog post
Andrews, R., 2015. One Quarter Of The World Will Be Powered By Renewable Energy By 2020 [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1989. Aviation Safety: Serious Problems Continue to Trouble the Air Traffic Control Work Force (No. RCED-89-112). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Sugawara, Y., 2013. When the Spaniels conquered Central America: Academic English and first year composition instruction (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Brantley, B., 2017. Vanishing Patricians, and Then What? New York Times C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Eisenstein, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Brumfiel and Knight, 2003; Eisenstein, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Brumfiel and Knight, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Komeda et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Environmental Economics and Management
AbbreviationJ. Environ. Econ. Manage.
ISSN (print)0095-0696
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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