How to format your references using the Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies. 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
Falke, J.J., 2002. Enzymology. A moving story. Science 295, 1480–1481.
A journal article with 2 authors
Redmond, S.A., Chan, J.R., 2012. Neuroscience. Revitalizing remyelination--the answer is circulating. Science 336, 161–162.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moseley, R.L., Pulvermüller, F., Shtyrov, Y., 2013. Sensorimotor semantics on the spot: brain activity dissociates between conceptual categories within 150 ms. Sci. Rep. 3, 1928.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Todo, Y., Kitazato, H., Hashimoto, J., Gooday, A.J., 2005. Simple foraminifera flourish at the ocean’s deepest point. Science 307, 689.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Potter, L., 2012. The Life of William Shakespeare. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Klug, C., Korn, D., De Baets, K., Kruta, I., Mapes, R.H. (Eds.), 2015. Ammonoid Paleobiology: From anatomy to ecology, 1st ed. 2015. ed, Topics in Geobiology. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Kelly, A., Kaufman, S.C., Lass, J., Barsness, D., Benetz, B.A., Gupta, P., 2014. Imaging Techniques for Corneal Disorders, in: Jeng, B.H. (Ed.), Advances in Medical and Surgical Cornea: From Diagnosis to Procedure, Essentials in Ophthalmology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 45–55.

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 Hydrology: Regional Studies.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. Why Does Hodor In Game Of Thrones Only Say One Word? Neuroscience Explains [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, 1993. Superfund: EPA Needs to Better Focus Cleanup Technology Development (No. T-RCED-93-34). 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
Adelman, S.W., 2009. Early childhood nutritional responses to targeted food aid and social network disruptions in Ugandan internally displaced person’s camps (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Vecsey, G., 2010. Coaches Come and Go, Except JoePa. New York Times B11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Falke, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Falke, 2002; Redmond and Chan, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Redmond and Chan, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Todo et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Hydrology: Regional Studies
AbbreviationJ. Hydrol. Reg. Stud.
ISSN (print)2214-5818

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