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
Elser, J.J., 2011. Geochemistry. A world awash with nitrogen. Science 334, 1504–1505.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ghosh, A., Ganesan, K., 2015. Policy: Rethink India’s energy strategy. Nature 521, 156–157.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, X.-L., Liu, L.-F., Liu, W.-M., 2013. Quantum anomalous Hall effect and tunable topological states in 3d transition metals doped silicene. Sci. Rep. 3, 2908.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Prinjha, R., Moore, S.E., Vinson, M., Blake, S., Morrow, R., Christie, G., Michalovich, D., Simmons, D.L., Walsh, F.S., 2000. Inhibitor of neurite outgrowth in humans. Nature 403, 383–384.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chu, L.-Y., Wang, W., 2017. Microfluidics for Advanced Functional Polymeric Materials. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Pies, I., Koslowski, P. (Eds.), 2011. Corporate Citizenship and New Governance: The Political Role of Corporations, Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Fritzson, P., Broman, D., Cellier, F., Nytsch-Geusen, C., 2008. Equation-Based Object-Oriented Languages and Tools Report on the Workshop EOOLT 2007 at ECOOP 2007, in: Cebulla, M. (Ed.), Object-Oriented Technology. ECOOP 2007 Workshop Reader: ECOOP 2007 Workshops, Berlin, Germany, July 30-31, 2007, Final Reports, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 27–39.

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. Everything You Need to Know About Cometary Exploration [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, 1989. Strategic Bombers: Logistics Decisions Impede B-1B Readiness and Supportability (No. NSIAD-89-129). 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
Hebbard, M.T., 2015. A Depositional Analysis of the Reeves Sand in Beauregard and Allen Parishes, Louisiana (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Brantley, B., 2017. Daughter, You’ve Turned Into Your Mother. New York Times C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Elser, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Elser, 2011; Ghosh and Ganesan, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Ghosh and Ganesan, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Prinjha et al., 2000)

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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