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
Carlson, R. W.: Geology. Osmium remembers, Science, 296, 475–477, 2002.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jiang, P. and Beauchamp, G. K.: Evolution. Sensing nectar’s sweetness, Science, 345, 878–879, 2014.
A journal article with 3 authors
Berger, A. H., Knudson, A. G., and Pandolfi, P. P.: A continuum model for tumour suppression, Nature, 476, 163–169, 2011.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Sharma, J., Dragoi, V., Tenenbaum, J. B., Miller, E. K., and Sur, M.: V1 neurons signal acquisition of an internal representation of stimulus location, Science, 300, 1758–1763, 2003.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Biech, E.: 101 More Ways to Make Training Active, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2015.
An edited book
Schmid, K. (Ed.): Top Productivity through Software Reuse: 12th International Conference on Software Reuse, ICSR 2011, Pohang, South Korea, June 13-17, 2011. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, XIII, 247 p. 84 illus., 25 illus. in color pp., 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Awrejcewicz, J. and Krysko, V. A.: Vibrations of Rectangular Shells, in: Chaos in Structural Mechanics, edited by: Krys’ko, V. A., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 95–121, 2008.

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
Wild Gorillas Observed Using Tools To Acquire Food For First Time:, 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: Unemployment Insurance: Various Factors Affect Head Start and Other Early Childhood Teachers’ Eligibility for Benefits, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Li, X.: Two essays on “mining market basket data: Models and applications in marketing,” Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2008.

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
Kirk, -- Sophia and Mawr, B.: HASTE: Aid to Britain, New York Times, 16th February, REVIEW OF THE WEEK EDITORIALSE9, 1941.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Carlson, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Carlson, 2002; Jiang and Beauchamp, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Jiang and Beauchamp, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Sharma et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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