How to format your references using the Sustainable Water Resources Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sustainable Water Resources Management. 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
May M (2013) The spine. Nature 503:S1
A journal article with 2 authors
Mattaini KR, Vander Heiden MG (2012) Cancer. Glycosylation to adapt to stress. Science 337:925–926
A journal article with 3 authors
Morran LT, Parmenter MD, Phillips PC (2009) Mutation load and rapid adaptation favour outcrossing over self-fertilization. Nature 462:350–352
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Covert MW, Knight EM, Reed JL, et al (2004) Integrating high-throughput and computational data elucidates bacterial networks. Nature 429:92–96

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Venkat S, Baird S (2016) Liquidity Risk Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Xanthopoulos T (ed) (2009) Clocking in Modern VLSI Systems. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Li X, Shannon D, Ghosh I, et al (2008) Context-Sensitive Relevancy Analysis for Efficient Symbolic Execution. In: Ramalingam G (ed) Programming Languages and Systems: 6th Asian Symposium, APLAS 2008, Bangalore, India, December 9-11, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 36–52

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 Sustainable Water Resources Management.

Blog post
Hamilton K (2017) Diagonal Ear Crease Linked To Increased Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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
Government Accountability Office (2012) Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: DOD Is Addressing Knowledge Gaps in Its New Acquisition Strategy [Reissued on August 13, 2012]. 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
Haug JJ (2010) A summer literacy intervention for struggling readers at the middle school level using strategies in comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and positive school climate to improve reading comprehension: An evaluation study. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University

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
Wilson M (2017) In Officers’ 4-Wheeled ‘Home,’ A Shattered Sense of Security. New York Times A16

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (May 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Mattaini and Vander Heiden 2012; May 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Mattaini and Vander Heiden 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Covert et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleSustainable Water Resources Management
AbbreviationSustain. Water Resour. Manag.
ISSN (print)2363-5037
ISSN (online)2363-5045
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