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
Adami, C., 2006. Evolution. Reducible complexity. Science 312, 61–63.
A journal article with 2 authors
Brewer, P.G., Peltzer, E.T., 2009. OCEANS. Limits to marine life. Science 324, 347–348.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shubin, N.H., Daeschler, E.B., Jenkins, F.A., Jr, 2006. The pectoral fin of Tiktaalik roseae and the origin of the tetrapod limb. Nature 440, 764–771.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Bäckhed, F., Ley, R.E., Sonnenburg, J.L., Peterson, D.A., Gordon, J.I., 2005. Host-bacterial mutualism in the human intestine. Science 307, 1915–1920.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dubé, J., Legros, D., 2014. Spatial Econometrics Using Microdata. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Dittrich, Y., Burnett, M., Mørch, A., Redmiles, D. (Eds.), 2013. End-User Development: 4th International Symposium, IS-EUD 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 10-13, 2013. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Olve, N.-G., 2014. Success Through Consistent Strategy: How Does Scania’s Management Control Matter?, in: Jannesson, E., Nilsson, F., Rapp, B. (Eds.), Strategy, Control and Competitive Advantage: Case Study Evidence, Management for Professionals. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 85–105.

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
Fang, J., 2014. Human Intestines Successfully Grown in Mice [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, 2014. Information Technology: Reform Initiatives Can Help Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness (No. GAO-14-671T). 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
Vatankhah, I., 2017. Purification of Industrial Grade Urea for diesel exhaust pollution reduction (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
Dudziak, M.L., 2012. This War Is Not Over Yet. New York Times A31.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Adami, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Adami, 2006; Brewer and Peltzer, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Brewer and Peltzer, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Bäckhed 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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