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
Pearse, J.S., 2006: Ecological role of purple sea urchins. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314, 940–941.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zimbelman, J.R., and Scheidt, S.P., 2012: Hesperian age for western Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars. Science (New York, N.Y.), 336, 1683.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ogawa, Y., Sun, B.K., and Lee, J.T., 2008: Intersection of the RNA interference and X-inactivation pathways. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320, 1336–1341.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Pai, R.A., Humayun, R., Schulberg, M.T., Sengupta, A., Sun, J.-N., and Watkins, J.J., 2004: Mesoporous silicates prepared using preorganized templates in supercritical fluids. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303, 507–510.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pettit, J., 2017: The Final Frontier. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Bartolini, N., Nikoletseas, S., Sinha, P., Cardellini, V., and Mahanti, A. (Eds.), 2009: Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Networks: 6th International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness, QShine 2009 and 3rd International Workshop on Advanced Architectures and Algorithms for Internet Delivery and Applications, AAA-IDEA 2009, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, November 23-25, 2009 Proceedings, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, XVIII, 812 p p.
A chapter in an edited book
Gourcy, L.L., Groening, M., and Aggarwal, P.K., 2005: Stable Oxygen and Hydrogen Isotopes in Precipitation, In: Isotopes in the Water Cycle: Past, Present and Future of a Developing Science (eds. Aggarwal, Pradeep K., Gat, J.R., and Froehlich, K.F.O.). Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 39–51.

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., 2017: Astronomers Confirm The Observation Of The First White Dwarf Pulsar. 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, 1993: High Speed Ground Transportation: Strategic Approach Needed for Introduction of HSGT. No. T-RCED-93-35. 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
Graeter, C.J., 2012: Longitudinal Study of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Subjects in the American Clinical Trial of Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization. Doctoral dissertation. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Kelly, C., 2013: Maybe Animals Just Need Quality Time With Friends. New York Times, A23B.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Pearse, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Pearse, 2006; Zimbelman and Scheidt, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Zimbelman and Scheidt, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Pai et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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