3.1. References to the Official Journal
Reference to the Official Journal can be made in three different ways:
The long form is: Official Journal of the European Union (in italics)
If, on expiry of the period referred to in paragraph 1, neither the European Parliament nor the Council has objected to the delegated act, it shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union and shall enter into force on the date stated therein.
This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The short form is: Official Journal (not italics)
(1) See page … of this Official Journal.
(1) Not yet published in the Official Journal.
The abbreviated form is: OJ L, OJ C, OJ C … A, OJ C … E.
(1) OJ L 222, 20.8.2008, p. 1.
(1) OJ C 48 A, 24.2.2005.
OJ L 345, 23.12.2009, p. 18.
Official Journal references have changed over the course of time, as new series were created:
OJ 106, 30.10.1962, p. 2553/62.
OJ 174, 31.7.1967, p. 1.
OJ L 32, 6.2.1968, p. 6.
OJ C 1, 12.1.1968, p. 1.
OJ S 1, 7.1.1978, p. 1.
OJ C 291 A, 8.11.1991, p. 1.
OJ C 247 E, 31.8.1999, p. 28.