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
Erler, Janine T. 2014. “Cancer: Disabling Defences in the Brain.” Nature 508 (7494): 46–47.
A journal article with 2 authors
Theis, Thomas N., and Paul M. Solomon. 2010. “It’s Time to Reinvent the Transistor!” Science (New York, N.Y.) 327 (5973): 1600–1601.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bartels, Tim, Joanna G. Choi, and Dennis J. Selkoe. 2011. “α-Synuclein Occurs Physiologically as a Helically Folded Tetramer That Resists Aggregation.” Nature 477 (7362): 107–110.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Tang, Jingjing, Zexin Tao, Zhengrong Ding, Yong Zhang, Jie Zhang, Bingjun Tian, Zhixian Zhao, Lifen Zhang, and Wenbo Xu. 2014. “Complete Genome Characterization of a Novel Enterovirus Type EV-B106 Isolated in China, 2012.” Scientific Reports 4 (March): 4255.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rezg, Nidhal, Sofiene Dellagi, and Abdelhakim Khatab. 2014. Joint Optimization of Maintenance and Production Policies. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Gangadharan, Sridhar. 2013. Constraining Designs for Synthesis and Timing Analysis: A Practical Guide to Synopsys Design Constraints (SDC). Edited by Sanjay Churiwala. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bahri, Mawardi, Eckhard M. S. Hitzer, and Sriwulan Adji. 2010. “Two-Dimensional Clifford Windowed Fourier Transform.” In Geometric Algebra Computing: In Engineering and Computer Science, edited by Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano and Gerik Scheuermann, 93–106. London: 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
Davis, Josh. 2015. “Scientists Develop Robo-Whiskers That Mimic How Seals Sense.” 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. 2010. Preliminary Observations on Funding, Oversight, and Investigations and Prosecutions of ACORN or Potentially Related Organizations. GAO-10-648R. 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
Lin, Hsuan-Chih. 2013. “Depression Screening in Ambulatory Care.” 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
Grynbaum, Michael M. 2017. “Confused by Scaramucci’s Plans for a Media Venture? So Is He.” New York Times, October 3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Erler 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Erler 2014; Theis and Solomon 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Theis and Solomon 2010)
  • Three authors: (Bartels, Choi, and Selkoe 2011)
  • 4 or more authors: (Tang et al. 2014)

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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