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
Thamdrup, Bo. 2007. “Geochemistry. New Players in an Ancient Cycle.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 317 (5844): 1508–1509.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vogt, Nina, and Claude Desplan. 2010. “Developmental Biology. Flipping the Light Switch.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 330 (6003): 454–455.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dame, Remus T., Maarten C. Noom, and Gijs J. L. Wuite. 2006. “Bacterial Chromatin Organization by H-NS Protein Unravelled Using Dual DNA Manipulation.” Nature 444 (7117): 387–390.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Sun, Yu, Rich Olson, Michelle Horning, Neali Armstrong, Mark Mayer, and Eric Gouaux. 2002. “Mechanism of Glutamate Receptor Desensitization.” Nature 417 (6886): 245–253.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mackevičius, Vigirdas. 2011. Introduction to Stochastic Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Frolov, Konstantin V., and Gregory B. Baecher, eds. 2006. Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism. NATO Security through Science Series. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Li, Haiyan, Chunyuan Zhang, Li Li, and Ming Pang. 2006. “A Streaming Implementation of Transform and Quantization in H.264.” In High Performance Computing and Communications: Second International Conference, HPCC 2006, Munich, Germany, September 13-15, 2006. Proceedings, edited by Michael Gerndt and Dieter Kranzlmüller, 41–50. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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
Taub, Ben. 2016. “US Government Nips All Meaningful Cannabis Research In The Bud, Say Scientists.” 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. 1993. State of the Airline Industry: Strategies for Addressing Financial and Competition Problems. T-RCED-93-21. 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
Brient, Robin. 2009. “Performance Considerations for Philippe Gaubert’s ‘Madrigal.’” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
St. JOHN KELLY, Erin. 1998. “Navy Yard, Recommissioned.” New York Times, July 26.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Thamdrup 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Thamdrup 2007; Vogt and Desplan 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Vogt and Desplan 2010)
  • Three authors: (Dame, Noom, and Wuite 2006)
  • 4 or more authors: (Sun et al. 2002)

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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