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
Orgel, L.E., 2004. Molecular biology. Retrospective: Francis Crick (1916-2004). Science 305, 1118.
A journal article with 2 authors
Barber, M.F., Elde, N.C., 2014. Nutritional immunity. Escape from bacterial iron piracy through rapid evolution of transferrin. Science 346, 1362–1366.
A journal article with 3 authors
Franco, A., Malhotra, N., Simonovits, G., 2014. Social science. Publication bias in the social sciences: unlocking the file drawer. Science 345, 1502–1505.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Meier, F., Zhou, L., Wiebe, J., Wiesendanger, R., 2008. Revealing magnetic interactions from single-atom magnetization curves. Science 320, 82–86.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Anderson, J.C., Naeim, F., 2012. Basic Structural Dynamics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Urban, P., Caplan, L.R. (Eds.), 2011. Brainstem Disorders. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Klemm, R., Klemm, D., 2013. Gold Production Sites and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt, in: Klemm, D. (Ed.), Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia: Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese Eastern Deserts, Natural Science in Archaeology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 51–339.

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
Andrew, E., 2016. Kepler Finds More ‘Earth-Like Planets’, But Are They Really Like Earth? [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, 1972. Review of Accounts, CAB Through June 30, 1971 (No. 092436). 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
Kino, M.Y., 2015. My Concierge MD, Inc. a business plan (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Hollander, S., 2000. Lucky Loser in Qualifying Becomes Tired Winner of the Bronx Classic. New York Times D10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Orgel, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Barber and Elde, 2014; Orgel, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Barber and Elde, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Meier et al., 2008)

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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