How to format your references using the Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology. 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
Strohman R (2002) Maneuvering in the complex path from genotype to phenotype. Science 296:701–703
A journal article with 2 authors
Long M, Thornton K (2001) Gene duplication and evolution. Science 293:1551
A journal article with 3 authors
Zaimi K, Ishak A, Pop I (2014) Boundary layer flow and heat transfer over a nonlinearly permeable stretching/shrinking sheet in a nanofluid. Sci Rep 4:4404
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Kimchi-Sarfaty C, Oh JM, Kim I-W, et al (2007) A “silent” polymorphism in the MDR1 gene changes substrate specificity. Science 315:525–528

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cayoun BA (2015) Mindfulness-integrated CBT for Well-being and Personal Growth. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Padovani F, Richardson A, Tsou JY (eds) (2015) Objectivity in Science: New Perspectives from Science and Technology Studies. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Roco MC, Bainbridge WS (2007) Ethics and Law. In: Roco MC, Bainbridge WS (eds) Nanotechnology: Societal Implications: Individual Perspectives. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 169–205

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 Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology.

Blog post
Andrews R (2016) Mercury’s Dramatic Lava Flows Came From Extremely Rare Meteorites. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (2016) K-12 Education: Better Use of Information Could Help Agencies Identify Disparities and Address Racial Discrimination. 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
Adaligil E (2010) Electron transfer through self-assembled monolayers of alkaneselenols and alkanethiols on mercury electrode. Doctoral dissertation, 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
Marx L (2016) Two Men Gone Country and Their Dreamgirls. 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 (Strohman 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Long and Thornton 2001; Strohman 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Long and Thornton 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Kimchi-Sarfaty et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleReviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology
AbbreviationRev. Environ. Sci. Biotechnol.
ISSN (print)1569-1705
ISSN (online)1572-9826
ScopeEnvironmental Engineering
Pollution
Waste Management and Disposal
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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