How to format your references using the Időjárás - Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Időjárás - Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Shatz, C.J., 2006: Lawrence C. Katz (1956-2005). Nature, 439, 152.
A journal article with 2 authors
Logan, G.D., and Crump, M.J.C., 2010: Cognitive illusions of authorship reveal hierarchical error detection in skilled typists. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330, 683–686.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, Y., Lu, H., and Bargmann, C.I., 2005: Pathogenic bacteria induce aversive olfactory learning in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature, 438, 179–184.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Goldsmith, B.R., Coroneus, J.G., Khalap, V.R., Kane, A.A., Weiss, G.A., and Collins, P.G., 2007: Conductance-controlled point functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315, 77–81.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Biswas, S., Ray, P., and Chakrabarti, B.K., 2015: Statistical Physics of Fracture, Breakdown, and Earthquake. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Proulx, T. (Ed.), 2011: Nonlinear Modeling and Applications, Volume 2: Proceedings of the 28th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2010, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series. Springer, New York, NY, VIII, 188 p p.
A chapter in an edited book
Mellal, N., Dapoigny, R., Barlatier, P., and Foulloy, L., 2006: Modeling and Multi-agent Specification of IF-Based Distributed Goal Ontologies, In: Advances in Applied Artificial Intelligence: 19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2006, Annecy, France, June 27-30, 2006. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (eds. Ali, M., and Dapoigny, R.). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 14–23.

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 Időjárás - Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service.

Blog post
Hamilton, K., 2014: Scientists Put A Worm’s Mind Into A Robot’s Body. 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, 1982: Improving the Collection of Debts Owed the Government. No. 117802. 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
Tovar, B., 2010: A drug and alcohol education and prevention program for Hispanic families: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Brantley, B., 2016: Insanity Most Genteel. New York Times, C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleIdőjárás - Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service
ISSN (print)0324-6329
ScopeAtmospheric Science

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