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
Bjorn, Genevive. 2008. “Dissension in the Ranks.” Nature 454 (7207): 1024–1025.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tao, Tao, and Kunlun Xin. 2014. “Public Health: A Sustainable Plan for China’s Drinking Water.” Nature 511 (7511): 527–528.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kokoouline, V., C. H. Greene, and B. D. Esry. 2001. “Mechanism for the Destruction of H+3 Ions by Electron Impact.” Nature 412 (6850): 891–894.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Yu, Hailiang, Cheng Lu, A. Kiet Tieu, Ajit Godbole, Lihong Su, Yong Sun, Mao Liu, Delin Tang, and Charlie Kong. 2013. “Fabrication of Ultra-Thin Nanostructured Bimetallic Foils by Accumulative Roll Bonding and Asymmetric Rolling.” Scientific Reports 3: 2373.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Böhmer, Estella. 2015. Dentistry in Rabbits and Rodents. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Grioli, G., and C. Truesdell, eds. 2011. Non-Linear Continuum Theories. Vol. 36. C.I.M.E. Summer Schools. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Simonin, Gilles, Christian Artigues, Emmanuel Hebrard, and Pierre Lopez. 2012. “Scheduling Scientific Experiments on the Rosetta/Philae Mission.” In Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming: 18th International Conference, CP 2012, Québec City, QC, Canada, October 8-12, 2012. Proceedings, edited by Michela Milano, 23–37. 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
Andrew, Elise. 2014. “New Dual Carbon Battery Charges 20x Faster Than Lithium Ion.” 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. 1992. Tax Systems Modernization: Input Processing Strategy Is Risky and Lacks a Sound Analytical Basis. T-IMTEC-92-15. 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
Van Gilder, Bobbi J. 2012. “American Students’ Communication Abroad: Factors Promoting and Inhibiting Interactions with Host Nationals.” 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
Meacham, Jon. 2016. “The Grace of George H.W. Bush.” New York Times, October 15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bjorn 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Bjorn 2008; Tao and Xin 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Tao and Xin 2014)
  • Three authors: (Kokoouline, Greene, and Esry 2001)
  • 4 or more authors: (Yu et al. 2013)

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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