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
Schllwa, M. 2000. “Centrioles Go for a Stroll.” Nature 405 (6784): 292.
A journal article with 2 authors
Walter, Robert C., and Dorothy J. Merritts. 2008. “Natural Streams and the Legacy of Water-Powered Mills.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 319 (5861): 299–304.
A journal article with 3 authors
Smith, M. A., J. Brandt, and R. Shadmehr. 2000. “Motor Disorder in Huntington’s Disease Begins as a Dysfunction in Error Feedback Control.” Nature 403 (6769): 544–549.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Raviv, Uri, Suzanne Giasson, Nir Kampf, Jean-François Gohy, Robert Jérôme, and Jacob Klein. 2003. “Lubrication by Charged Polymers.” Nature 425 (6954): 163–165.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Degner, Ralf, and Stephanus Leibl. 2005. PH Messen. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Jensen, Gary R. 2016. Surfaces in Classical Geometries: A Treatment by Moving Frames. Edited by Emilio Musso and Lorenzo Nicolodi. Universitext. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Reed, Krystia, and Brian H. Bornstein. 2015. “Using Mock Jury Studies to Measure Community Sentiment Toward Child Sexual Abusers.” In Handbook of Community Sentiment, edited by Monica K. Miller, Jeremy A. Blumenthal, and Jared Chamberlain, 57–68. New York, NY: 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
Andrew, Danielle. 2016. “How To Watch 3 Meteor Showers This Month.” 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. 1976. Federal Short Takeoff and Landing Transport Programs: Status and Needs. PSAD-76-172. 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
Renteria, Yadira. 2017. “Respite Services for Post-Adoption Families Transitioning from the Child Welfare System: A Grant Proposal.” 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
Brantley, Ben. 2016. “Oh, Forget That Love Stuff. All You Need Is Selfishness.” New York Times, October 20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schllwa 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Schllwa 2000; Walter and Merritts 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Walter and Merritts 2008)
  • Three authors: (Smith, Brandt, and Shadmehr 2000)
  • 4 or more authors: (Raviv et al. 2003)

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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