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
Rubbia, C., 2011. Simon van der Meer (1925-2011). Nature 472, 170.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zebrowitz, L.A., Montepare, J.M., 2005. Psychology. Appearance DOES matter. Science 308, 1565–1566.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gwynne, D.T., Judge, K.A., Kelly, C.D., 2010. Evidence for male allocation in pipefish? Nature 466, E11; discussion E12.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Blomqvist, D., Andersson, M., Küpper, C., Cuthill, I.C., Kis, J., Lanctot, R.B., Sandercock, B.K., Székely, T., Wallander, J., Kempenaers, B., 2002. Genetic similarity between mates and extra-pair parentage in three species of shorebirds. Nature 419, 613–615.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gable, J., Herrmann, T., 2016. Counselling Skills for Dietitians. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Barth, G. (Ed.), 2013. Yarrowia lipolytica: Biotechnological Applications, Microbiology Monographs. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Heinrich, B., 2008. Exchange Coupling in Magnetic Multilayers, in: Zabel, H., Bader, S.D. (Eds.), Magnetic Heterostructures: Advances and Perspectives in Spinstructures and Spintransport, Springer Tracts in Modern Physics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 185–250.

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
O`Callaghan, J., 2015. This Is How SpaceX Plans To Land On Mars [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, 1996. NASA Chief Information Officer: Opportunities to Strengthen Information Resources Management (No. AIMD-96-78). 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
Fresolone, C., 2012. The pedagogical use of Gerald Near’s “Chantworks” (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
Woideck, G., 2016. Buddha Provides Tap Shoes. New York Times A14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rubbia, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Rubbia, 2011; Zebrowitz and Montepare, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Zebrowitz and Montepare, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Blomqvist 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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