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
Hoffmann, G., 2003. Climate. Taking the pulse of the tropical water cycle. Science 301, 776–777.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hone, J., Deshpande, V.V., 2009. Physics. Coupling strongly, discretely. Science 325, 1084–1085.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schummers, J., Yu, H., Sur, M., 2008. Tuned responses of astrocytes and their influence on hemodynamic signals in the visual cortex. Science 320, 1638–1643.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Levinson, R.T., Olatoye, O.O., Randles, E.G., Howell, K.G., DiCostanzo, A.C., Ramirez-Alvarado, M., 2013. Role of mutations in the cellular internalization of amyloidogenic light chains into cardiomyocytes. Sci. Rep. 3, 1278.

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
Lowe, G.F., Brown, C. (Eds.), 2016. Managing Media Firms and Industries: What’s So Special About Media Management?, 1st ed. 2016. ed, Media Business and Innovation. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Kim, J., Tsudik, G., 2009. Survival in the Wild: Robust Group Key Agreement in Wide-Area Networks, in: Lee, P.J., Cheon, J.H. (Eds.), Information Security and Cryptology – ICISC 2008: 11th International Conference, Seoul, Korea, December 3-5, 2008, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 66–83.

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
Andrew, E., 2014. Five New Species Of Flying Monkey Described [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, 2005. Highway Congestion: Intelligent Transportation Systems’ Promise for Managing Congestion Falls Short, and DOT Could Better Facilitate Their Strategic Use (No. GAO-05-943). 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
Ademiluyi, C.A., 2010. Felony disenfranchisement and how it contributes to the Black electorate (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
Vecsey, G., 2012. Londoners Adopt Twisted Loyalties. New York Times B11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hoffmann, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Hoffmann, 2003; Hone and Deshpande, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Hone and Deshpande, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Levinson et al., 2013)

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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