How to format your references using the Advances in Radio Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Radio Science. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Van Noorden, R.: Production: Beyond sticky tape, Nature, 483, S32-3, 2012.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fehr, E. and Gächter, S.: Altruistic punishment in humans, Nature, 415, 137–140, 2002.
A journal article with 3 authors
Parkin, S. S. P., Hayashi, M., and Thomas, L.: Magnetic domain-wall racetrack memory, Science, 320, 190–194, 2008.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Chandrashekar, J., Yarmolinsky, D., von Buchholtz, L., Oka, Y., Sly, W., Ryba, N. J. P., and Zuker, C. S.: The taste of carbonation, Science, 326, 443–445, 2009.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pande, A. and Wolshon, B.: Traffic Engineering Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2015.
An edited book
Hilber, N.: Computational Methods for Quantitative Finance: Finite Element Methods for Derivative Pricing, edited by: Reichmann, O., Schwab, C., and Winter, C., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, XIII, 299 p. 56 illus., 47 illus. in color pp., 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Bourgade, P. and Keating, J. P.: Quantum Chaos, Random Matrix Theory, and the Riemann ζ-function, in: Chaos: Poincaré Seminar 2010, edited by: Duplantier, B., Nonnenmacher, S., and Rivasseau, V., Springer, Basel, 125–168, 2013.

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 Radio Science.

Blog post
Huge Solar Storm Produces Spectacular Northern Lights:, last access: 30 October 2018.


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: Student Aid And Postsecondary Tax Preferences: Limited Research Exists on Effectiveness of Tools to Assist Students and Families through Title IV Student Aid and Tax Preferences, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2005.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Gullion, D. K.: The study of interstate and intrastate mobility effects on student achievement, Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009.

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
Kelly, K.: At Goldman, He’s a President. At the Club, He’s D.J. D-Sol, New York Times, 14th July, B1, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Van Noorden, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Van Noorden, 2012; Fehr and Gächter, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Fehr and Gächter, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Chandrashekar et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvances in Radio Science
AbbreviationAdv. Radio Sci.
ISSN (print)1684-9965
ISSN (online)1684-9973

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