How to format your references using the The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research. 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
Fischer, K.M., 2002. Waning buoyancy in the crustal roots of old mountains. Nature 417, 933–936.
A journal article with 2 authors
Brummelkamp, T.R., van Steensel, B., 2015. GENE REGULATION. A HUSH for transgene expression. Science 348, 1433–1434.
A journal article with 3 authors
Benton, R., Vannice, K.S., Vosshall, L.B., 2007. An essential role for a CD36-related receptor in pheromone detection in Drosophila. Nature 450, 289–293.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Liu, Z., Beaufils, D., Rossi, J.-C., Pascal, R., 2014. Evolutionary importance of the intramolecular pathways of hydrolysis of phosphate ester mixed anhydrides with amino acids and peptides. Sci. Rep. 4, 7440.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Heuer, A., 2012. Der perfekte Tipp. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
INDERJIT, Mukerji, K.G. (Eds.), 2006. Allelochemicals: Biological Control of Plant Pathogens and Diseases, Disease Management of Fruits and Vegetables. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Creed, I.F., Sass, G.Z., 2011. Digital Terrain Analysis Approaches for Tracking Hydrological and Biogeochemical Pathways and Processes in Forested Landscapes, in: Levia, D.F., Carlyle-Moses, D., Tanaka, T. (Eds.), Forest Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: Synthesis of Past Research and Future Directions, Ecological Studies. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 69–100.

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 The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2014. Video Describes Process of Bagging and Tagging Sharks [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2014. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Assessing the Relationship between Education and the Workforce (No. GAO-14-374). 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
Sousa, K.L., 2012. Soul Seeking: A Crossing (Doctoral dissertation). Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.

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
St. John Kelly, E., 1995. Ghosts Of Montero, By the Sea. New York Times 134.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fischer, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Brummelkamp and van Steensel, 2015; Fischer, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Brummelkamp and van Steensel, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Liu et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleThe Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research
AbbreviationEgypt. J. Aquat. Res.
ISSN (print)1687-4285
ScopeAquatic Science
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Water Science and Technology

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