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
Franklin, Aaron D. 2015. “DEVICE TECHNOLOGY. Nanomaterials in Transistors: From High-Performance to Thin-Film Applications.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 349 (6249): aab2750.
A journal article with 2 authors
Barker, Stephen, and Henry Elderfield. 2002. “Foraminiferal Calcification Response to Glacial-Interglacial Changes in Atmospheric CO2.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 297 (5582): 833–836.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mahadevan, Amala, Leif N. Thomas, and Amit Tandon. 2008. “Comment on ‘Eddy/Wind Interactions Stimulate Extraordinary Mid-Ocean Plankton Blooms.’” Science (New York, N.Y.) 320 (5875): 448; author reply 448.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Maida, Yoshiko, Mami Yasukawa, Miho Furuuchi, Timo Lassmann, Richard Possemato, Naoko Okamoto, Vivi Kasim, Yoshihide Hayashizaki, William C. Hahn, and Kenkichi Masutomi. 2009. “An RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Formed by TERT and the RMRP RNA.” Nature 461 (7261): 230–235.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stocker, Alan A. 2006. Analog VLSI Circuits for the Perception of Visual Motion. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Zhou, Jianying, Javier Lopez, Robert H. Deng, and Feng Bao, eds. 2005. Information Security: 8th International Conference, ISC 2005, Singapore, September 20-23, 2005. Proceedings. Vol. 3650. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kraus-Tiefenbacher, Uta, Peter Biggs, Jayant Vaidya, and Dario Francescatti. 2011. “Electronic Brachytherapy/Low KV-IORT: Physics and Techniques.” In Intraoperative Irradiation: Techniques and Results, edited by Leonard L. Gunderson, Christopher G. Willett, Felipe A. Calvo, and Louis B. Harrison, 85–98. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.

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
Andrew, Elise. 2014. “Possible New Alzheimer’s Drug Target Discovered.” 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. HHS-Supported Research on Violence Prevention. HRD-93-11R. 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
Reller, Timothy Leonard. 2010. “Exploring Differences in Teacher Attitudes and Instructional Strategies between Traditional and Block Schedule High Schools: A Comparison of Two Small Schools.” Doctoral dissertation, St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood University.

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
Paulson, Michael. 2017. “‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ Opens in 2018.” New York Times, August 14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Franklin 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Franklin 2015; Barker and Elderfield 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Barker and Elderfield 2002)
  • Three authors: (Mahadevan, Thomas, and Tandon 2008)
  • 4 or more authors: (Maida et al. 2009)

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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