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
Sekercioglu, C.H., 2011. Ecology. Functional extinctions of bird pollinators cause plant declines. Science 331, 1019–1020.
A journal article with 2 authors
Buckley, Y.M., Han, Y., 2014. Ecology. Managing the side effects of invasion control. Science 344, 975–976.
A journal article with 3 authors
Liu, B., Baskin, R.J., Kowalczykowski, S.C., 2013. DNA unwinding heterogeneity by RecBCD results from static molecules able to equilibrate. Nature 500, 482–485.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wang, W., Liu, Y., Tang, L., Jin, Y., Zhao, T., Xiu, F., 2014. Controllable Schottky barriers between MoS2 and permalloy. Sci. Rep. 4, 6928.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Soprano, A., 2015. Liquidity Management. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Dussubieux, L., Golitko, M., Gratuze, B. (Eds.), 2016. Recent Advances in Laser Ablation ICP-MS for Archaeology, Natural Science in Archaeology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Kato, S., 2016. Ubiquitous Wireless Communications Beyond 2050, in: Prasad, R., Dixit, S. (Eds.), Wireless World in 2050 and Beyond: A Window into the Future!, Springer Series in Wireless Technology. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 41–47.

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. The Long Reach Of The Past: Did Prehistoric Humans Shape Today’s Ecosystems? [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, 1989. Content Analysis: A Methodology for Structuring and Analyzing Written Material--Transfer Paper 10.1.3 (No. 138426). 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
Holby, N., 2017. School Counselors and Their Experiences Implementing Comprehensive Programs (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Billard, M., 2010. One Store Scoops Up The Lot. New York Times E5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sekercioglu, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Buckley and Han, 2014; Sekercioglu, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Buckley and Han, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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