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
Chapman, T., 2003. Easing the strain. Nature 425, 869.
A journal article with 2 authors
Haney, C.H., Ausubel, F.M., 2015. MICROBIOME. Plant microbiome blueprints. Science 349, 788–789.
A journal article with 3 authors
Heil, M., Rattke, J., Boland, W., 2005. Postsecretory hydrolysis of nectar sucrose and specialization in ant/plant mutualism. Science 308, 560–563.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hayashi, M., Thomas, L., Moriya, R., Rettner, C., Parkin, S.S.P., 2008. Current-controlled magnetic domain-wall nanowire shift register. Science 320, 209–211.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Webb, R.C., 2005. Tele-Visionaries. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Sharma, J.N. (Ed.), 2014. Recent Developments in the Regulation of Kinins, Progress in Drug Research. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Kerr, K.M., 2012. The Classification of Pre-invasive Lesions, in: Cagle, P.T., Allen, T.C., Beasley, M.B., Chirieac, L.R., Dacic, S., Borczuk, A.C., Kerr, K.M. (Eds.), Molecular Pathology of Lung Cancer, Molecular Pathology Library. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 35–52.

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 The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research.

Blog post
Hale, T., 2016. Drone Captures 70 Tiger Sharks Feasting On A Whale [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, 1999. Space Transportation: Status of the X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle Program (No. NSIAD-99-176). 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
Mills, C.C., 2017. Olfaction and Exhibition: Assessing the Impact of Scent in Museums on Exhibit Engagement, Learning and Empathy (Doctoral dissertation). Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

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
Novick, S.M., 2014. At an 85-Year-Old Summer Retreat, a Makeover. New York Times LI8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chapman, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Chapman, 2003; Haney and Ausubel, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Haney and Ausubel, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Hayashi et al., 2008)

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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