How to format your references using the Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft. 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
Sunda WG (2010) Oceans. Iron and the carbon pump. Science 327:654–655
A journal article with 2 authors
Yeston J, Coontz R (2009) Industrial chemistry. Chemistry writ large. Introduction. Science 325:691
A journal article with 3 authors
Syntichaki P, Topalidou I, Thireos G (2000) The Gcn5 bromodomain co-ordinates nucleosome remodelling. Nature 404:414–417
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Swingler S, Brichacek B, Jacque J-M, et al (2003) HIV-1 Nef intersects the macrophage CD40L signalling pathway to promote resting-cell infection. Nature 424:213–219

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Van Der Pijl P, Solomon LK, Lokitz J (2016) How To Design a Better Business. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Wheeler DS, Wong HR, Shanley TP (eds) (2014) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Volume 4: Peri-operative Care of the Critically Ill or Injured Child, 2nd ed. 2014. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Csató G, Dacorogna B, Kneuss O (2012) Dimension Reduction. In: Dacorogna B, Kneuss O (eds) The Pullback Equation for Differential Forms. Birkhäuser, Boston, MA, pp 91–97

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 Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft.

Blog post
Andrews R (2016) China Plans To Build 20 Floating Nuclear Power Plants In The South China Sea. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (2008) Public Transportation: Improvements Are Needed to More Fully Assess Predicted Impacts of New Starts Projects. 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
Leonard Puppa EL (2010) Duration of case management: Correlation with Medicaid pediatric patient outcomes. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Sisario B (2016) Prince Museum Approved. New York Times C4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sunda 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Yeston and Coontz 2009; Sunda 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Yeston and Coontz 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Swingler et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft
AbbreviationRev. Reg. Res.
ISSN (print)0173-7600
ISSN (online)1613-9836
ScopeGeography, Planning and Development

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