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
John S (2009) Photonics: Light control at will. Nature 460:337
A journal article with 2 authors
Shapiro L, Losick R (2013) Retrospective. Francois Jacob (1920-2013). Science 340:939
A journal article with 3 authors
Munday JN, Capasso F, Parsegian VA (2009) Measured long-range repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz forces. Nature 457:170–173
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Okamoto I, Otte AP, Allis CD, et al (2004) Epigenetic dynamics of imprinted X inactivation during early mouse development. Science 303:644–649

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Römer H (2004) Theoretical Optics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
Butz MV, Sigaud O, Pezzulo G, Baldassarre G (eds) (2007) Anticipatory Behavior in Adaptive Learning Systems: From Brains to Individual and Social Behavior. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Ramos NMM, Delgado JMPQ, Almeida RMSF, et al (2016) Case Study. In: Delgado JMPQ, Almeida RMSF, Simões ML, Manuel S (eds) Application of Data Mining Techniques in the Analysis of Indoor Hygrothermal Conditions. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 31–36

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
Hale T (2016) You Can Now Take A Driverless Uber In The US. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/you-can-now-take-a-driverless-uber-in-the-us/. 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 (2006) Freight Railroads: Highlights of GAO Report on Freight Rail Industry Performance, Competition, and Capacity. 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
Swan C (2017) Arts participation and career preparedness: A pragmatic approach to assessing arts benefits. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Kelly M (1992) THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Democrats; Clinton Accuses Bush of Dodging Responsibilities. New York Times A20

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (John 2009).
This sentence cites two references (John 2009; Shapiro and Losick 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Shapiro and Losick 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Okamoto et al. 2004)

About the journal

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

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