How to format your references using the Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography. 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
Keller, M.: Physics. Interfacing atoms and light--the smaller the stronger, Science, 340, 1175–1176, 2013.
A journal article with 2 authors
Miller, L. and Douglas, B. C.: Mass and volume contributions to twentieth-century global sea level rise, Nature, 428, 406–409, 2004.
A journal article with 3 authors
Savrasov, S. Y., Kotliar, G., and Abrahams, E.: Correlated electrons in delta-plutonium within a dynamical mean-field picture, Nature, 410, 793–795, 2001.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Chen, Z., Odstrcil, E. A., Tu, B. P., and McKnight, S. L.: Restriction of DNA replication to the reductive phase of the metabolic cycle protects genome integrity, Science, 316, 1916–1919, 2007.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rosier, J. A., Martens, M. A., and Thomas, J. R.: Global New Drug Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2014.
An edited book
Sun, F., Li, T., and Li, H. (Eds.): Foundations and Applications of Intelligent Systems: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering, Beijing, China, Dec 2012 (ISKE 2012), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, XIX, 802 p. 323 illus pp., 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
O’Leary, A.-M. and Buchanan, A.: Grandfathers: The Parents’ Perspective in the United Kingdom, in: Grandfathers: Global Perspectives, edited by: Buchanan, A. and Rotkirch, A., Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, 89–104, 2016.

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 Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography.

Blog post
Google Will Provide An Entire Country With Internet Using Balloons:, 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: Transportation Security Information Sharing: Results of GAO’s Survey of Stakeholder Satisfaction with TSA Products and Mechanisms (GAO-12-67SP, November 2011), an E-supplement to GAO-12-44, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lancaster, G.: Understanding interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among physicians, nurses, and unlicensed assistive personnel, Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, 2014.

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
Hollander, S.: Late Comeback Falls Short, And Liberty Loses to Shock, New York Times, 22nd June, D4, 2000.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Keller, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Keller, 2013; Miller and Douglas, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Miller and Douglas, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Chen et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography
ISSN (print)2364-3579
ISSN (online)2364-3587

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