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
Gillett, N.P., 2005. Climate modelling: Northern Hemisphere circulation. Nature 437, 496.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pagès, V., Fuchs, R.P., 2003. Uncoupling of leading- and lagging-strand DNA replication during lesion bypass in vivo. Science 300, 1300–1303.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bonabeau, E., Dorigo, M., Theraulaz, G., 2000. Inspiration for optimization from social insect behaviour. Nature 406, 39–42.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Levison, H.F., Bottke, W.F., Gounelle, M., Morbidelli, A., Nesvorný, D., Tsiganis, K., 2009. Contamination of the asteroid belt by primordial trans-Neptunian objects. Nature 460, 364–366.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Peterson, R.L., Murtha, F.F., 2010. MarketPsych. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Bouguettaya, A., Krueger, I., Margaria, T. (Eds.), 2008. Service-Oriented Computing – ICSOC 2008: 6th International Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 1-5, 2008. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Getz, J., Goresky, M., 2012. Review of Arithmetic Quotients, in: Goresky, M. (Ed.), Hilbert Modular Forms with Coefficients in Intersection Homology and Quadratic Base Change. Springer, Basel, pp. 41–55.

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
Potvin, S., 2017. A Colorful New Way Of Spotting Fake Whisky [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, 2005. Passenger Rail Security: Enhanced Federal Leadership Needed to Prioritize and Guide Security Efforts (No. GAO-06-181T). 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
Blasdel, E.S., 2010. A phenomenological study of barriers for women in federal law enforcement (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Feeney, K., 2010. When the Pie Line Grows Long. New York Times NJ15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gillett, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Gillett, 2005; Pagès and Fuchs, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Pagès and Fuchs, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Levison et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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