How to format your references using the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B 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 B. 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] Inguscio, M. Physics. How to freeze out collisions. Science 2003, 300(5626), 1671–1673.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1] Waterhouse, P.M.; Hellens, R.P. Plant biology: Coding in non-coding RNAs. Nature 2015, 520(7545), 41–42.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1] Artyukhin, A.B.; Schroeder, F.C.; Avery, L. Density dependence in Caenorhabditis larval starvation. Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 2777.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1] Ottesen, E.A.; Hong, J.W.; Quake, S.R.; Leadbetter, J.R. Microfluidic digital PCR enables multigene analysis of individual environmental bacteria. Science 2006, 314(5804), 1464–1467.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1] Böhmer, E. Dentistry in Rabbits and Rodents. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2015.
An edited book
[1] Watson, L.W.; Woods, C.S. (Eds). Go Where You Belong: Male Teachers as Cultural Workers in the Lives of Children, Families, and Communities. SensePublishers: Rotterdam, 2011; XVIII, 123 p pp.
A chapter in an edited book
[1] Schallmoser, K.; Etchart, N.; Strunk, D.; Rohde, E. Animal Protein–Free Expansion of Human Mesenchymal Stem/Progenitor Cells. In Regenerative Therapy Using Blood-Derived Stem Cells; Allan, D.S., Strunk, D., Eds.Humana Press: Totowa, NJ, 2012; 53–69.

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 B.

Blog post
[1] Luntz, S. Peeing While Swimming Is OK If You’re A Fish. (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. Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA’s Implementation of the Display System Replacement Project. 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1] Klochko, K. An Empirical Re-Evaluation of the Boron Isotope/PH Proxy in Marine Carbonates. 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] (nyt), S.K. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Children Now As Deprived As After War. New York Times. , A10. 2005.

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 [1,1].
This sentence cites four references [1,1,1,1].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B
AbbreviationJ. Environ. Sci. Health B
ISSN (print)0360-1234
ISSN (online)1532-4109
ScopeFood Science
General Medicine

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