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
Korte, M., 2009. Neuroscience. Bridging the gap and staying local. Science 324, 1527–1528.
A journal article with 2 authors
Peebles, P.J.E., Nusser, A., 2010. Nearby galaxies as pointers to a better theory of cosmic evolution. Nature 465, 565–569.
A journal article with 3 authors
Miller, C.J., Nichol, R.C., Batuski, D.J., 2001. Acoustic oscillations in the early universe and today. Science 292, 2302–2303.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zhang, G., Wu, H., Li, G., Huang, Q., Yang, C., Huang, F., Liao, F., Lin, J., 2013. New high T(c) multiferroics KBiFe₂O₅ with narrow band gap and promising photovoltaic effect. Sci. Rep. 3, 1265.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Alberty, R.A., 2011. Enzyme Kinetics: Rapid-Equilibrium Enzyme Kinetics, Methods of Biochemical Analysis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Aggarwal, V.K., Koo, M.G., Lee, S., Moon, C.-I. (Eds.), 2009. Northeast Asia: Ripe for Integration?, The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Adkins, W.A., Davidson, M.G., 2012. Second Order Linear Differential Equations, in: Davidson, M.G. (Ed.), Ordinary Differential Equations, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 331–381.

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
Hamilton, K., 2017. Pastor Discovers Giant 706-Carat Diamond In Sierra Leone [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. DOD Space Systems: Additional Knowledge Would Better Support Decisions about Disaggregating Large Satellites (No. GAO-15-7). 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
Perelygin, K., 2012. Developing physics simulations with OpenCL on a graphics processing unit (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Cox, R., Hay, G., 2011. When Numbers Eclipse Message. New York Times B2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Korte, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Korte, 2009; Peebles and Nusser, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Peebles and Nusser, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al., 2013)

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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