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
Smaglik, P., 2001. Big or small neuroscience? Nature 414, 3.
A journal article with 2 authors
de Groot, B.L., Grubmüller, H., 2001. Water permeation across biological membranes: mechanism and dynamics of aquaporin-1 and GlpF. Science 294, 2353–2357.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cowen, R.K., Paris, C.B., Srinivasan, A., 2006. Scaling of connectivity in marine populations. Science 311, 522–527.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gan, X., Stegle, O., Behr, J., Steffen, J.G., Drewe, P., Hildebrand, K.L., Lyngsoe, R., Schultheiss, S.J., Osborne, E.J., Sreedharan, V.T., Kahles, A., Bohnert, R., Jean, G., Derwent, P., Kersey, P., Belfield, E.J., Harberd, N.P., Kemen, E., Toomajian, C., Kover, P.X., Clark, R.M., Rätsch, G., Mott, R., 2011. Multiple reference genomes and transcriptomes for Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature 477, 419–423.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Saccone, C., Pesole, G., 2005. Handbook of Comparative Genomics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Biswas, P., Duarte, C., Langdon, P., Almeida, L. (Eds.), 2015. A Multimodal End-2-End Approach to Accessible Computing, 2nd ed. 2015. ed, Human–Computer Interaction Series. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Ciobanu, G., 2005. Modeling Cell-Mediated Immunity by Means of P Systems, in: Ciobanu, G., Păun, G., Pérez-Jiménez, M.J. (Eds.), Applications of Membrane Computing, Natural Computing Series. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 159–180.

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
Andrews, R., 2017. Escaped Guatemalan Scorpion Leaps Out Of Bag On British Train [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, 2009. Briefing on Air Force’s Response on Fee-For-Service Aerial Refueling (No. GAO-10-124R). 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
Bhandari, S., 2017. The Role of System of Systems in Additive Manufacturing (Doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
Crow, K., 2002. Go West, They Said. And So Should the 7 Train. New York Times 146.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (de Groot and Grubmüller, 2001; Smaglik, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (de Groot and Grubmüller, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Gan et al., 2011)

About the journal

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

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