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
Noonan, D., 2014: Language: Lost in translation. Nature, 508, S4-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen, G., and Yanofsky, C., 2003: Tandem transcription and translation regulatory sensing of uncharged tryptophan tRNA. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301, 211–213.
A journal article with 3 authors
Attri, A.K., Kumar, U., and Jain, V.K., 2001: Formation of ozone by fireworks. Nature, 411, 1015.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Renault, M., Shintu, L., Piotto, M., and Caldarelli, S., 2013: Slow-spinning low-sideband HR-MAS NMR spectroscopy: delicate analysis of biological samples. Scientific reports, 3, 3349.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Shapiro, I.M., 2016: Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Landoni, G., Mucchetti, M., Zangrillo, A., and Bellomo, R. (Eds.), 2015: Reducing Mortality in Critically Ill Patients. Springer International Publishing, Cham, VI, 140 p. 4 illus., 3 illus. in color p.
A chapter in an edited book
Bittles, A.H., and Hamamy, H.A., 2010: Endogamy and Consanguineous Marriage in Arab Populations, In: Genetic Disorders Among Arab Populations (ed. Teebi, A.S.). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 85–108.

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
Carpineti, A., 2016: The First Stars In The Universe Formed Later Than We Thought. 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, 1983: Does AFDC Workfare Work: Information Is Not Yet Available From HHS’s Demonstration Projects. No. IPE-83-3. 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
Razzaghi, M., 2013: Quantum Tunneling in Hydride Transfer Reactions in Solution. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Kishkovsky, S., 2002: Tatyana M. Velikanova, 70, Soviet Human Rights Activist. New York Times, A31.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Noonan, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Chen and Yanofsky, 2003; Noonan, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Chen and Yanofsky, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Renault 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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