How to format your references using the RIBAGUA - Revista Iberoamericana del Agua citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for RIBAGUA - Revista Iberoamericana del Agua. 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
[1]
Markov IL. Limits on fundamental limits to computation. Nature 2014;512:147–54.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Kim-Muller JY, Accili D. Cell biology. Selective insulin sensitizers. Science 2011;331:1529–31.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Conway SL, Shinbrot T, Glasser BJ. A Taylor vortex analogy in granular flows. Nature 2004;431:433–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Chen XJ, Wang X, Kaufman BA, Butow RA. Aconitase couples metabolic regulation to mitochondrial DNA maintenance. Science 2005;307:714–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Fuller S. RapidIO®: The Embedded System Interconnect. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Day JW, Kemp GP, Freeman AM, Muth DP, editors. Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta: The Once and Future Delta. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Brisson A, Magerko B, Paiva A. Tilt Riders: Improvisational Agents Who Know What the Scene Is about. In: Vilhjálmsson HH, Kopp S, Marsella S, Thórisson KR, editors. Intelligent Virtual Agents: 10th International Conference, IVA 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 15-17, 2011. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 35–41.

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 RIBAGUA - Revista Iberoamericana del Agua.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Red Wine Compound May Help Age-Related Memory Loss. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/red-wine-compound-may-help-age-related-memory-loss/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

Reports

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Pipeline Safety: Systematic Process Needed to Evaluate Outcomes of Research and Development Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Zimmerman KL. Perceived and preferred organizational culture on behavior intentions in the hospitality industry. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2017.

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
[1]
Kelly M. THE TRANSITION: The President-Elect; Despite Some Signs of Recovery, Clinton Points to Economic Perils. New York Times 1992:A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleRIBAGUA - Revista Iberoamericana del Agua
ISSN (print)2386-3781
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