How to format your references using the Sustainable Environment Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sustainable Environment Research. 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
[1]
Asplund M. Astronomy. A stellar swan-song. Science 2005;308:210–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Tsuda A, Osuka A. Fully conjugated porphyrin tapes with electronic absorption bands that reach into infrared. Science 2001;293:79–82.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Davidson EA, Trumbore SE, Amundson R. Soil warming and organic carbon content. Nature 2000;408:789–90.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
De Nadal E, Zapater M, Alepuz PM, Sumoy L, Mas G, Posas F. The MAPK Hog1 recruits Rpd3 histone deacetylase to activate osmoresponsive genes. Nature 2004;427:370–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Cox C. An Introduction to LTE. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
vom Brocke J, Rosemann M, editors. Handbook on Business Process Management 2: Strategic Alignment, Governance, People and Culture. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Moore D. Feminist Changes in Israel. In: Rutherford A, Capdevila R, Undurti V, Palmary I, editors. Handbook of International Feminisms: Perspectives on Psychology, Women, Culture, and Rights, New York, NY: Springer; 2011, p. 59–82.

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 Sustainable Environment Research.

Blog post
[1]
Hale T. How Long Would It Take You To Fall Through Earth? IFLScience 2016.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.19). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Hamilton SM. An Investigation of the Mass Balance of Oil and Gas Produced Versus Estimated Reserves Remaining within the A.W.P. Field, McMullen County, Texas. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2015.

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]
Hubbard B. As Syrian War Drags On, Assad’s Grip Tightens. New York Times 2017:A1.

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 titleSustainable Environment Research
AbbreviationSustain. Environ. Res.
ISSN (print)2468-2039
ScopeRenewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Environmental Engineering
Pollution
Waste Management and Disposal
Water Science and Technology

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