How to format your references using the Journal of Hydro-environment Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Hydro-environment 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Tielens, A.G.G.M., 2003. Planetary science. Peering into stardust. Science 300, 68–71.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ishibashi, J., Seale, P., 2010. Medicine. Beige can be slimming. Science 328, 1113–1114.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sun, B.K., Siprashvili, Z., Khavari, P.A., 2014. Advances in skin grafting and treatment of cutaneous wounds. Science 346, 941–945.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Scheffer, M., Bascompte, J., Brock, W.A., Brovkin, V., Carpenter, S.R., Dakos, V., Held, H., van Nes, E.H., Rietkerk, M., Sugihara, G., 2009. Early-warning signals for critical transitions. Nature 461, 53–59.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hickey, R., 2013. A Dictionary of Varieties of English. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken.
An edited book
Gregerson, M.B. (Ed.), 2010. The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching, 1st ed. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Sobhani-Tehrani, E., Khorasani, K., 2009. Application to a Satellite’s Attitude Control Subsystem, in: Khorasani, K. (Ed.), Fault Diagnosis of Nonlinear Systems Using a Hybrid Approach, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 99–217.

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 Journal of Hydro-environment Research.

Blog post
Andrews, R., 2016. Sponge-Filled Wound-Blocking Syringe Saves Its Very First Life [WWW Document]. 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, 1991. Immigrant Education: Information on the Emergency Immigrant Education Act Program (No. HRD-91-50). 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
Vargas, A.R., 2010. Implementing modern geographic technology in the trucking industry: A case study (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Koblin, J., 2017. And the Emmy Goes to Politics. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Tielens, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Ishibashi and Seale, 2010; Tielens, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Ishibashi and Seale, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Scheffer et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Hydro-environment Research
AbbreviationJ. Hydroenviron. Res.
ISSN (print)1570-6443
ScopeCivil and Structural Engineering
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Engineering
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Water Science and Technology

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