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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy. 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
Heinrich, Andreas J. 2009. “Applied Physics. Looking below the Surface.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 323 (5918): 1178–1179.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ewald, Andrew J., and Mikala Egeblad. 2014. “Cancer: Sugar-Coated Cell Signalling.” Nature 511 (7509): 298–299.
A journal article with 3 authors
Watanabe, Kazuo N., Mohammad Taeb, and Haruko Okusu. 2004. “Biotechnology. Japanese Controversies over Transgenic Crop Regulation.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 305 (5690): 1572.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Zouni, A., H. T. Witt, J. Kern, P. Fromme, N. Krauss, W. Saenger, and P. Orth. 2001. “Crystal Structure of Photosystem II from Synechococcus Elongatus at 3.8 A Resolution.” Nature 409 (6821): 739–743.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Perl, Jason, and Thomas R. DeMark. 2010. DeMark Indicators. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Marano, Pierpaolo, Ioannis Rokas, and Peter Kochenburger, eds. 2016. The “Dematerialized” Insurance: Distance Selling and Cyber Risks from an International Perspective. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Barber, C. 2007. “Augmentation of Groundwater Resources through Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Method.” In Groundwater: Resource Evaluation, Augmentation, Contamination, Restoration, Modeling and Management, edited by M. Thangarajan, 112–127. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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 Policy.

Blog post
Hale, Tom. 2017. “Take A Trip With NASA’s Travel Posters For The New TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets.” IFLScience. IFLScience.


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. 2015. Internet Management: Structured Evaluation Could Help Assess Proposed Transition of Key Domain Name and Other Technical Functions. GAO-15-642. 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
Shellhouse, Kody. 2017. “The Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary Deposit in LaSalle Parish, Louisiana.” Doctoral dissertation, Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana.

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
Vecsey, George. 2012. “A Shot That Sank a Season.” New York Times, March 1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Heinrich 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Heinrich 2009; Ewald and Egeblad 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Ewald and Egeblad 2014)
  • Three authors: (Watanabe, Taeb, and Okusu 2004)
  • 4 or more authors: (Zouni et al. 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Environmental Economics and Policy
AbbreviationJ. Environ. Econ. Pol.
ISSN (print)2160-6544
ISSN (online)2160-6552

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