How to format your references using the Water resources and rural development citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Water resources and rural development. 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
Diamond, J., 2004. Anthropology. The astonishing micropygmies. Science 306, 2047–2048.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ban, Y., Chen, X., 2014. Counter-diabatic driving for fast spin control in a two-electron double quantum dot. Sci. Rep. 4, 6258.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jeffery, W.R., Strickler, A.G., Yamamoto, Y., 2004. Migratory neural crest-like cells form body pigmentation in a urochordate embryo. Nature 431, 696–699.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chen, S.-H., Hung, W.-C., Wang, P., Paul, C., Konstantopoulos, K., 2013. Mesothelin binding to CA125/MUC16 promotes pancreatic cancer cell motility and invasion via MMP-7 activation. Sci. Rep. 3, 1870.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Moll, W., Moll, A., 2011. Schallschutz im Wohnungsbau. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Movaghar, A., Jamzad, M., Asadi, H. (Eds.), 2014. Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing: International Symposium, AISP 2013, Tehran, Iran, December 25-26, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Badaloni, S., Falda, M., 2005. Discriminating Exanthematic Diseases from Temporal Patterns of Patient Symptoms, in: Miksch, S., Hunter, J., Keravnou, E.T. (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2005, Aberdeen, UK, July 23-27, 2005. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 33–42.

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 Water resources and rural development.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2014. 12-Year-Old Receives First 3D Printed Vertebra Implant [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/12-year-old-receives-first-3d-printed-vertebra-implant/ (accessed 10.30.18).

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, 1985. ADP Equipment: Buying Through GSA’s Office of Technology Plus Stores (No. IMTEC-86-2BR). 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
Lee, K.S., 2008. Towards an improved baton technique: The application and modification of conducting gestures drawn from the methods of Rudolf, Green and Saitö for enhanced performance of orchestral interpretations (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Yee, V., Schweber, N., 2015. Fleeting Stability for a Woman Charged With Killing Her Son. New York Times A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Diamond, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Ban and Chen, 2014; Diamond, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Ban and Chen, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Chen et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleWater resources and rural development
AbbreviationWater Resour. Rural Dev.
ISSN (print)2212-6082
ScopeWater Science and Technology
Development
Geography, Planning and Development

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