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
Smith, M.S., 2009. Opening education. Science 323, 89–93.
A journal article with 2 authors
Luo, J., Lai, Y., 2014. Anisotropic zero-index waveguide with arbitrary shapes. Sci. Rep. 4, 5875.
A journal article with 3 authors
Luo, J., Zhu, J., Ye, H., 2004. Comment on “Tubular graphite cones.” Science 303, 766; author reply 766.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Li, S., Wang, W., Xu, J., Chu, D., Shen, Z.J., Roy, S., 2013. Electrical/optical dual-function redox potential transistor. Sci. Rep. 3, 3391.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rassool, G.H., 2010. Addiction for Nurses. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Bini, G., 2014. Geometric Invariant Theory for Polarized Curves, Lecture Notes in Mathematics. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Fox, P.F., Uniacke-Lowe, T., McSweeney, P.L.H., O’Mahony, J.A., 2015. Salts of Milk, in: Uniacke-Lowe, T., McSweeney, P.L.H., O’Mahony, J.A. (Eds.), Dairy Chemistry and Biochemistry. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 241–270.

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., 2013. A new metamaterial gives visible light a nearly infinite wavelength [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, 2011. Telecommunications: Competition, Capacity, and Costs in the Fixed Satellite Services Industry (No. GAO-11-777). 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
Florio, M.L., 2012. Assessing the impacts of knowing natural team player styles on team satisfaction and cohesion (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
Feeney, K., 2006. QUICK BITE/Newark; The Best of Brazil. New York Times 14NJ19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cyranoski, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Gopnik, 2012; Mel, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Luo and Lai, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Salih et al., 2000)

About the journal

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

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