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]
Taylor M. Reform the PhD system or close it down. Nature 2011;472:261.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ramocki MB, Zoghbi HY. Failure of neuronal homeostasis results in common neuropsychiatric phenotypes. Nature 2008;455:912–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Rand DG, Greene JD, Nowak MA. Spontaneous giving and calculated greed. Nature 2012;489:427–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Kobayashi T, Nagase F, Hotta K, Oka K. Crosstalk between second messengers predicts the motility of the growth cone. Sci Rep 2013;3:3118.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Zhurin VV. Industrial Ion Sources. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
The BACC II Author Team, editor. Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Singh ZN, Gulley ML. Myelodysplasia and Myeloid Proliferations. In: Mackinnon AC Jr, editor. Pediatric Neoplasia: Advances in Molecular Pathology and Translational Medicine, Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2012, p. 75–100.

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. The Forecast Calls For Spiders. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/forecast-calls-spiders/ (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. [Comments on Claim for Excess Valuation Charge]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Emerson JD. The Jambalaya That is My Brain. Doctoral dissertation. University of Cincinnati, 2001.

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]
Philipps D, Hubbard B. Video Shows U.S. Soldiers Who Died In Jordan. New York Times 2017:A8.

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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