How to format your references using the International Aquatic Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Aquatic Research. 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
Glasby GP (2000) ECONOMIC GEOLOGY: Lessons Learned from Deep-Sea Mining. Science 289:551–553
A journal article with 2 authors
Krushelnick K, Cowley S (2005) Physics. Reduced turbulence and new opportunities for fusion. Science 309:1502–1503
A journal article with 3 authors
Nesić D, Hsu Y, Stebbins CE (2004) Assembly and function of a bacterial genotoxin. Nature 429:429–433
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Laughlin ST, Baskin JM, Amacher SL, Bertozzi CR (2008) In vivo imaging of membrane-associated glycans in developing zebrafish. Science 320:664–667

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Liu J, Dong X, Chen X, et al (2016) Fault Location and Service Restoration for Electrical Distribution Systems. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore
An edited book
Glăveanu VP, Tanggaard L, Wegener C (eds) (2016) Creativity — A New Vocabulary. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London
A chapter in an edited book
Jing Y, Wang G (2013) Western Political Research Approaches and the Development of Political Science Methodology in China. In: Guo S (ed) Political Science and Chinese Political Studies: The State of the Field. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 85–102

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 International Aquatic Research.

Blog post
Davis J (2015) Scientists Fed Volunteers 6,000 Calories For Science. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-fed-volunteers-6000-calories-day-better-understand-diabetes/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1980) A Look at NASA’s Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program. 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
Sarkissian LN (2009) An examination of course-level factors contributing to student success. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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 M (1992) THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: A Photo Opportunity; Serendipity or Not, Truck Full of Spuds Becomes a Star. New York Times A18

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Glasby 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Glasby 2000; Krushelnick and Cowley 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Krushelnick and Cowley 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Laughlin et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Aquatic Research
AbbreviationInt. Aquat. Res.
ISSN (print)2008-4935
ISSN (online)2008-6970
ScopeAquatic Science

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