How to format your references using the Natural Hazards Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Natural Hazards Review. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Aldhous, P. (2000). “Protests force primate farm to close.” Nature, 404(6775), 215.
A journal article with 2 authors
Maechler, P., and Wollheim, C. B. (2001). “Mitochondrial function in normal and diabetic beta-cells.” Nature, 414(6865), 807–812.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wilson, R. I., Turner, G. C., and Laurent, G. (2004). “Transformation of olfactory representations in the Drosophila antennal lobe.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5656), 366–370.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Takada, K., Sakurai, H., Takayama-Muromachi, E., Izumi, F., Dilanian, R. A., and Sasaki, T. (2003). “Superconductivity in two-dimensional CoO2 layers.” Nature, 422(6927), 53–55.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gaisford, S., and Saunders, M. (2012). Essentials of Pharmaceutical Preformulation. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Yeluri, R. (2014). Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security: A Solutions view. (E. Castro-Leon, ed.), Apress, Berkeley, CA.
A chapter in an edited book
Takashima, K. (2008). “Efficiently Computable Distortion Maps for Supersingular Curves.” Algorithmic Number Theory: 8th International Symposium, ANTS-VIII Banff, Canada, May 17-22, 2008 Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, A. J. van der Poorten and A. Stein, eds., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 88–101.

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 Natural Hazards Review.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015). “Five Bizarre Fossil Discoveries That Got Scientists Excited.” IFLScience, IFLScience (Oct. 30, 2018).


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). Low-Income and Minority Serving Institutions: Management Attention to Long-standing Concerns Needed to Improve Education’s Oversight of Grant Programs. 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
Whidby, M. A. (2012). “Citation handling: Processing citation texts in scientific documents.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
de la MERCED, M. J. (2017). “B Capital Group Names Start-Up Star Its Chairman.” New York Times, B4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Aldhous 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Aldhous 2000; Maechler and Wollheim 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Maechler and Wollheim 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Takada et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleNatural Hazards Review
AbbreviationNat. Hazards Rev.
ISSN (print)1527-6988
ISSN (online)1527-6996
ScopeCivil and Structural Engineering
General Environmental Science
General Social Sciences

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