How to format your references using the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
[1] Vella, D. ROBOTICS. Two leaps forward for robot locomotion. Science 2015, 349(6247), 472–473.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1] Leathers, M.L.; Olson, C.R. In monkeys making value-based decisions, LIP neurons encode cue salience and not action value. Science 2012, 338(6103), 132–135.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1] Scholey, J.M.; Brust-Mascher, I.; Mogilner, A. Cell division. Nature 2003, 422(6933), 746–752.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1] Zhang, Y.; Sun, C.-M.; Hu, X.-Q.; Zhao, Y. Relationship between melatonin receptor 1B and insulin receptor substrate 1 polymorphisms with gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 6113.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1] Pétrowski, A.; Ben-Hamida, S. Evolutionary Algorithms. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2017.
An edited book
[1] Dietz, J.L.G.; Albani, A.; Barjis, J. (Eds). Advances in Enterprise Engineering I: 4th International Workshop CIAO! and 4th International Workshop EOMAS, held at CAiSE 2008, Montpellier, France, June 16-17, 2008. Proceedings. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008; XIV, 195 p pp.
A chapter in an edited book
[1] Oneal, J.R.; Russett, B.M. The Kantian Peace: The Pacific Benefits of Democracy, Interdependence, and International Organizations, 1885–1992. In Bruce M. Russett: Pioneer in the Scientific and Normative Study of War, Peace, and Policy; Starr, H., Ed.Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015; 74–108.

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 Science and Health, Part A.

Blog post
[1] Andrew, E. Physicists Recreate Substance Similar To The Plasma Believed To Have Existed At The Very Beginning Of The Universe. (accessed Oct. 2018).


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
[1] Government Accountability Office. Attack Warning: ADP Replacement for Warning and Assessment System Still Years Away. 1986.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1] Pratt, P.R. Analysis of the Thermo-Mechanical Characteristics of the LENSTM Process for Steels Using the Finite Element Method. Doctoral dissertation,  2009.

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
[1] Saslow, L. Jets Overhead, Noise Complaints Below. New York Times. , 14LI2. 2006.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A
AbbreviationJ. Environ. Sci. Health A Tox. Hazard. Subst. Environ. Eng.
ISSN (print)1093-4529
ISSN (online)1532-4117
ScopeEnvironmental Engineering
General Medicine

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