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
Travers A (2014) Structural biology. The 30-nm fiber redux. Science 344:370–372
A journal article with 2 authors
Veillette A, Davidson D (2014) Immunology: When lymphocytes run out of steam. Nature 510:222–223
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhao W, Luo J, Jiao S (2014) Comprehensive characterization of cancer subtype associated long non-coding RNAs and their clinical implications. Sci Rep 4:6591
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Ives A, Ronet C, Prevel F, et al (2011) Leishmania RNA virus controls the severity of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Science 331:775–778

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Harrison RG (2014) Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Xie M, Xiong Y, Xiong C, et al (eds) (2009) Intelligent Robotics and Applications: Second International Conference, ICIRA 2009, Singapore, December 16-18, 2009. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Zhiyanski M, Gikov A, Nedkov S, et al (2016) Mapping Carbon Storage Using Land Cover/Land Use Data in the Area of Beklemeto, Central Balkan. In: Koulov B, Zhelezov G (eds) Sustainable Mountain Regions: Challenges and Perspectives in Southeastern Europe. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 53–65

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) Vanity And Predatory Academic Publishers Are Corrupting The Pursuit Of Knowledge. 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 (2002) Highway Infrastructure: Physical Conditions of the Interstate Highway System Have Improved, but Congestion and Other Pressure Continue. 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
Tucker T (2014) Psychoeducational support groups for postadoptive parents: A grant-writing project. 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
Oestreich JR (2017) Aiding and Abetting Operatic Dabblers. New York Times C6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Travers 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Travers 2014; Veillette and Davidson 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Veillette and Davidson 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Ives et al. 2011)

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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