How to format your references using the Journal of Environmental Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Environmental Management. 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
Glabe, C., 2006. Biomedicine. Avoiding collateral damage in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Science 314, 602–603.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wolf, F., Kirchhoff, F., 2008. Neuroscience. Imaging astrocyte activity. Science 320, 1597–1599.
A journal article with 3 authors
Popovych, O.V., Yanchuk, S., Tass, P.A., 2013. Self-organized noise resistance of oscillatory neural networks with spike timing-dependent plasticity. Sci. Rep. 3, 2926.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Majumder, M., Chopra, N., Andrews, R., Hinds, B.J., 2005. Nanoscale hydrodynamics: enhanced flow in carbon nanotubes. Nature 438, 44.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Prutchi, D., Norris, M., 2004. Design and Development of Medical Electronic Instrumentation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Busco, C., Frigo, M.L., Riccaboni, A., Quattrone, P. (Eds.), 2013. Integrated Reporting: Concepts and Cases that Redefine Corporate Accountability. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Caravenna, F., Dai Pra, P., 2013. Variabili aleatorie discrete: esempi e applicazioni, in: Dai Pra, P. (Ed.), Probabilità: Un’introduzione Attraverso Modelli e Applicazioni, UNITEXT. Springer, Milano, pp. 189–230.

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 Management.

Blog post
Carpineti, A., 2017. NASA Solves The Andromeda X-Ray Mystery [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2017. Commercial Space Launch Insurance: Weakness in FAA’s Insurance Calculation May Expose the Federal Government to Excess Risk (No. GAO-17-366). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Love, K.S., 2010. Factors infleuncing job satisfaction in nurses (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Marx, L., 2017. A Love of Adventure Leads to Love Near Home. New York Times ST11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Glabe, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Glabe, 2006; Wolf and Kirchhoff, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Wolf and Kirchhoff, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Majumder et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Environmental Management
AbbreviationJ. Environ. Manage.
ISSN (print)0301-4797
ScopeEnvironmental Engineering
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Waste Management and Disposal
General Medicine

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