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
Oka, T., 2015. Vibrational dynamics. Taming CH₅+, the “enfant terrible” of chemical structures. Science 347, 1313–1314.
A journal article with 2 authors
Matzke, M., Matzke, A.J.M., 2003. RNAi extends its reach. Science 301, 1060–1061.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ryu, H.-W., Park, C.-W., Ryu, K.-Y., 2014. Disruption of polyubiquitin gene Ubb causes dysregulation of neural stem cell differentiation with premature gliogenesis. Sci. Rep. 4, 7026.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Feng, Y., Wei, H., Yang, S., Chen, Z., Wang, L., Kong, S., Zhao, G., Liu, X., 2014. Competitive growth mechanisms of AlN on Si (111) by MOVPE. Sci. Rep. 4, 6416.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Callahan, K.R., Stetz, G.S., Brooks, L.M., 2011. Project Management Accounting. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Gelbukh, A.F. (Ed.), 2011. Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing: 12th International Conference, CICLing 2011, Tokyo, Japan, February 20-26, 2011. Proceedings, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Malek, A., Peng, D., Yang, W., Balawender, R., Holas, A., 2015. Testing exchange – correlation functionals at fractional electron numbers, in: Guo, H., Xie, D., Yang, W. (Eds.), Guosen Yan: A Festschrift from Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, Highlights in Theoretical Chemistry. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 21–27.

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
Andrew, E., 2014. Using 3D Printers To Generate Villages Of Houses [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, 1995. Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments (No. AA-95-35(3)). 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
Catalini, M., 2012. Intrinsic rewards increase job performance within an organization (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

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
Hodara, S., 2014. Two Exhibitions, From Cover to Cover. New York Times CT10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Oka, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Matzke and Matzke, 2003; Oka, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Matzke and Matzke, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Feng et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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