ISSN 1831-5380
Site map | Legal notice | Cookies | FAQ | Contact | Print page

5.9.4. Bibliographic references

Reference to a complete work

The following order should be adopted:

(i)
author’s surname and initial(s) or first name followed by a comma;
(ii)
title of the work in italics and, where appropriate, edition number;
(iii)
publisher, place of publication, year of publication, relevant pages, etc.:
Butcher, J., Copy-editing: The Cambridge handbook, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1975, p. 17.

Reference to part of a work (contribution or article) or an unpublished paper or mimeograph

The following order should be adopted:

(i)
author’s surname and initial(s) or first name followed by a comma;
(ii)
title of the contribution, article, unpublished paper or mimeograph, within quotation marks;
(iii)
title of the work in italics; where appropriate the number of the edition;
(iv)
publisher, place of publication, year of publication, relevant page(s):
Hamm, E., ‘Return of the English breakfast’, International Cuisine, Vol. X, No 1, Unwin, London, 1980, pp. 31-34.

Reference to a periodical or one of a series

The following order should be adopted:

(i)
if known, title of the article (within quotation marks);
(ii)
title of the periodical or the series (in italics);
(iii)
number, date or frequency;
(iv)
publisher, place of publication, year of publication:
‘Economic transformation in Hungary and Poland’, European Economy, No 43, March 1990, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1990, pp. 151-167.
NB:
Since 1.7.2009: ‘Publications Office of the European Union’. Make sure that the original name is kept for publications issued before that date.
General

References are cited in the text using the author’s surname and year of publication, for example (Barrett, 1991), and the bibliography is printed in alphabetical order. Where an author has two or more publications cited from the same year, they should be listed as a, b, and so on, for example (Barrett, 1991a).

For convenience, the usual abbreviations should be used: cont., p., Vol., etc. (see Annex A3). Any explanatory information such as publishing frequency, place of publication, etc., should be given in English, even if the publication is only available in another language.

Buigues, P., ‘Les enjeux sectoriels du marché intérieur’, Revue d’économie industrielle, No 45, monthly, Brussels, 1988.
Last updated: 29.8.2019
Top of the page
Previous pageNext page