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] Holmes, C.D. Air pollution and forest water use. Nature 2014, 507(7491), E1-2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1] Lee, J.-H.; Kim, C.F. Developmental biology. Mesenchymal progenitor panoply. Science 2014, 346(6211), 810–811.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1] Verhulst, E.C.; Beukeboom, L.W.; Zande, L. van de. Maternal control of haplodiploid sex determination in the wasp Nasonia. Science 2010, 328(5978), 620–623.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1] Gulde, S.; Riebe, M.; Lancaster, G.P.T.; Becher, C.; Eschner, J.; Häffner, H.; Schmidt-Kaler, F.; Chuang, I.L.; Blatt, R. Implementation of the Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm on an ion-trap quantum computer. Nature 2003, 421(6918), 48–50.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1] Matthews, G.A. Pesticides. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2015.
An edited book
[1] Khan, N.A. (Ed). Ethylene Action in Plants. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006; XVII, 206 p pp.
A chapter in an edited book
[1] Müller-Ibold, T. Foreign Investment in Germany: Restrictions Based on Public Security Concerns and Their Compatibility with EU Law. In European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2010; Herrmann, C., Terhechte, J.P., Eds.Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010; 103–122.

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] Andrew, E. Meet The Man With Two Functioning Penises. (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. International Aviation: Implications of Ratifying Montreal Aviation Protocol No. 3. 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1] Clovis, D.J. The Thayer Valve and Its Effect on a Generation and Beyond. Doctoral dissertation,  2010.

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] Kelly, M. THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Candidate’s Record; The Matter of Trust: Clinton’s Big Burden. New York Times. , 124. 1992.

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 B
AbbreviationJ. Environ. Sci. Health B
ISSN (print)0360-1234
ISSN (online)1532-4109
ScopeFood Science
General Medicine

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