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
Ganem D (2001) Virology. The X files--one step closer to closure. Science 294:2299–2300
A journal article with 2 authors
Carbone FR, Gebhardt T (2014) Immunology. A neighborhood watch upholds local immune protection. Science 346:40–41
A journal article with 3 authors
Khila A, Abouheif E, Rowe L (2012) Function, developmental genetics, and fitness consequences of a sexually antagonistic trait. Science 336:585–589
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Jiao Z, Chen T, Xiong J, et al (2013) Visible-light-driven photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic performances of Cr-doped SrTiO3/TiO2 heterostructured nanotube arrays. Sci Rep 3:2720

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Laster B (2016) Professional Git®. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, USA
An edited book
Cortier V, Kirchner C, Okada M, Sakurada H (eds) (2009) Formal to Practical Security: Papers Issued from the 2005-2008 French-Japanese Collaboration. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Pertijs MAP, Huijsing JH (2006) SIGMA-DELTA ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION. In: Huijsing JH (ed) PRECISION TEMPERATURE SENSORS IN CMOS TECHNOLOGY. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 107–157

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
Andrew E (2015) “Vampire” Squirrel Caught On Camera. 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 (2010) Global Positioning System: Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Capabilities Persist. 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
Amini B (2015) Linear Matrix Inequality Method for Periodic Systems. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University

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
Saslow L (2009) Jones Beach Hit Hard By Budget Cuts to Parks. New York Times LI6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ganem 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Ganem 2001; Carbone and Gebhardt 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Carbone and Gebhardt 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Jiao et al. 2013)

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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