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
Aebischer, P., 2012: Philanthropy: The price of charity. Nature, 481, 260.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sharon, D., and Grinvald, A., 2002: Dynamics and constancy in cortical spatiotemporal patterns of orientation processing. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295, 512–515.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wood, B.J., Walter, M.J., and Wade, J., 2006: Accretion of the Earth and segregation of its core. Nature, 441, 825–833.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zurbuchen, M.A., Lake, M.P., Kohan, S.A., Leung, B., and Bouchard, L.-S., 2013: Nanodiamond landmarks for subcellular multimodal optical and electron imaging. Scientific reports, 3, 2668.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety, 2000: Guidelines for Process Safety in Outsourced Manufacturing Operations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Wheeler, D.S., Wong, H.R., and Shanley, T.P. (Eds.), 2014: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Volume 3: Gastroenterological, Endocrine, Renal, Hematologic, Oncologic and Immune Systems, 2nd ed. 2014. ed. Springer, London, XXIII, 622 p. 101 illus., 49 illus. in color p.
A chapter in an edited book
Nordell, B., 2007: GLOBAL WARMING IS LARGE-SCALE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE, In: Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption: Fundamentals, Case Studies and Design, NATO Science Series (ed. Paksoy, H.Ö.). Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 75–86.

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
Hale, T., 2017: Pilot Films Mind-Blowing Time-lapse Video Of The Milky Way. 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, 1975: Inefficient Management of F-14 Spare Parts. No. PSAD-75-70. 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
Stanford, V., 2016: Finding theatre from within: Augusto Boal’s Games for Non-Actors in an Introduction to Acting class. 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

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Aebischer, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Sharon and Grinvald, 2002; Aebischer, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Sharon and Grinvald, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Zurbuchen et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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