How to format your references using the Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology. 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
Lack, H.W., 2001. Floral tributes. Nature 411, 137.
A journal article with 2 authors
Seo, M., Hillmyer, M.A., 2012. Reticulated nanoporous polymers by controlled polymerization-induced microphase separation. Science 336, 1422–1425.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mugnier, M.R., Cross, G.A.M., Papavasiliou, F.N., 2015. The in vivo dynamics of antigenic variation in Trypanosoma brucei. Science 347, 1470–1473.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Choudhury, D., Suzuki, T., Tokura, Y., Taguchi, Y., 2014. Tuning structural instability toward enhanced magnetocaloric effect around room temperature in MnCo(1-x)Zn(x)Ge. Sci. Rep. 4, 7544.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lamperti, J.W., 1996. Probability: A Survey of the Mathematical Theory, Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Hiai, F., 2014. Introduction to Matrix Analysis and Applications, Universitext. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Tolk, A., 2015. Modeling and Simulation Interoperability Concepts for Multidisciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity, and Transdisciplinarity – Implications for Computational Intelligence Enabling Autonomous Systems, in: Hodicky, J. (Ed.), Modelling and Simulation for Autonomous Systems: Second International Workshop, MESAS 2015, Prague, Czech Republic, April 29-30, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 60–74.

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 Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology.

Blog post
Hale, T., 2015. You Probably Have Herpes [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2007. Aviation Security: Vulnerabilities Exposed Through Covert Testing of TSA’s Passenger Screening Process (No. GAO-08-48T). 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
Huang, Y., 2017. Optimal control of heat engines in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Williams, J., 2017. An Observer Inside the Terrifying World of Jihad. New York Times C5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Lack, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Lack, 2001; Seo and Hillmyer, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Seo and Hillmyer, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Choudhury et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEcohydrology & Hydrobiology
AbbreviationInt. J. Ecohydrol. Hydrobiol.
ISSN (print)1642-3593
ScopeAquatic Science

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