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
Spudich, J.A., 2011. Biochemistry. Molecular motors, beauty in complexity. Science 331, 1143–1144.
A journal article with 2 authors
Moore, P.B., Steitz, T.A., 2002. The involvement of RNA in ribosome function. Nature 418, 229–235.
A journal article with 3 authors
Griffin, D.M., Hoffman, D.S., Strick, P.L., 2015. Corticomotoneuronal cells are “functionally tuned.” Science 350, 667–670.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Economo, M.N., Viswanathan, S., Tasic, B., Bas, E., Winnubst, J., Menon, V., Graybuck, L.T., Nguyen, T.N., Smith, K.A., Yao, Z., Wang, L., Gerfen, C.R., Chandrashekar, J., Zeng, H., Looger, L.L., Svoboda, K., 2018. Distinct descending motor cortex pathways and their roles in movement. Nature 563, 79–84.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Adhikari, S., 2013. Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, USA.
An edited book
Sun, B. (Ed.), 2014. T Helper Cell Differentiation and Their Function, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhou, J., Wen, C., 2008. Decentralized Stabilization of Interconnected Systems, in: Wen, C. (Ed.), Adaptive Backstepping Control of Uncertain Systems: Nonsmooth Nonlinearities, Interactions or Time-Variations, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 65–79.

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. Could There be Life on the Philae Comet? [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, 2003. Aviation Safety: FAA Needs to Update Curriculum and Certification Requirements for Aviation Mechanics (No. GAO-03-317). 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
Cornelius, J., 2017. Five Minute Meditation Used to Impact Workplace Meetings (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, 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
Doran, M., 2017. A Trump Plan for the Middle East? New York Times A29.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Spudich, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Moore and Steitz, 2002; Spudich, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Moore and Steitz, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Economo et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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