How to format your references using the Advances in Climate Change Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Climate Change 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
Paulsson, J., 2004. Summing up the noise in gene networks. Nature 427, 415–418.
A journal article with 2 authors
Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G., 2008. Synchronous aggregate growth in an abundant new Ediacaran tubular organism. Science 319, 1660–1662.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lindenmayer, D.B., Laurance, W.F., Franklin, J.F., 2012. Ecology. Global decline in large old trees. Science 338, 1305–1306.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Pallé, E., Goode, P.R., Montañés-Rodríguez, P., Koonin, S.E., 2004. Changes in Earth’s reflectance over the past two decades. Science 304, 1299–1301.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Idelberger, K., 2011. The World of Footbridges. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Teixeira, A., Tosi Beleffi, G.M. (Eds.), 2012. Optical Transmission: The FP7 BONE Project Experience, Signals and Communication Technology. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Gupta, S., Kamali, S., López-Ortiz, A., 2013. On Advice Complexity of the k-server Problem under Sparse Metrics, in: Moscibroda, T., Rescigno, A.A. (Eds.), Structural Information and Communication Complexity: 20th International Colloquium, SIROCCO 2013, Ischia, Italy, July 1-3, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 55–67.

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 Advances in Climate Change Research.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2015. Planet Found Orbiting Two Stars In the Habitable Zone [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, 1990. Effects of Airline Entry Barriers on Fares (No. T-RCED-90-62). 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
Gary, M., 2017. Home Range and Habitat Use of Juvenile Green Turtles in a Shallow Tidal Environment (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
Feeney, K., 2008. A Little Taste Of France. New York Times NJ9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Paulsson, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Droser and Gehling, 2008; Paulsson, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Droser and Gehling, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Pallé et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvances in Climate Change Research
AbbreviationAdv. Clim. Chang. Res.
ISSN (print)1674-9278
ScopeAtmospheric Science
Global and Planetary Change
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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