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
McLaughlin, S.: Cell biology. Tools to tamper with phosphoinositides, Science, 314(5804), 1402–1403, 2006.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kim, B. H. and Kwon, J. W.: Plasmon-assisted radiolytic energy conversion in aqueous solutions, Sci. Rep., 4, 5249, 2014.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kusumbe, A. P., Ramasamy, S. K. and Adams, R. H.: Coupling of angiogenesis and osteogenesis by a specific vessel subtype in bone, Nature, 507(7492), 323–328, 2014.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Wang, Y., Gao, J., Wu, H., Yang, S., Ding, X., Wang, D., Ren, X., Wang, Y., Song, X. and Gao, J.: Strain glass transition in a multifunctional β-type Ti alloy, Sci. Rep., 4, 3995, 2014.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Siebert, G. and Maniatis, I.: Tragende Bauteile aus Glas, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany., 2012.
An edited book
Evans, M. and Zimmermann, A., Eds.: Global Perspectives on Subsidiarity, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht., 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Kunz, M., Fuchs, L., Netter, M. and Pernul, G.: How to Discover High-Quality Roles? A Survey and Dependency Analysis of Quality Criteria in Role Mining, in Information Systems Security and Privacy: First International Conference, ICISSP 2015, Angers, France, February 9-11, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, edited by O. Camp, E. Weippl, C. Bidan, and E. Aïmeur, pp. 49–67, Springer International Publishing, Cham., 2015.

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
Andrew, E.: 7 Animals Saved From Near-Extinction, IFLScience [online] Available from: (Accessed 30 October 2018), 2014.


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: VBA Information Technology Investment, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC., 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Soheili, A.: A transannular Cope approach toward the core structure of isocyclocitrinol, Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, New York, NY., 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
Zimmerman, E.: No Country For Old Men, New York Times, 16th August, MM30, 2013.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (McLaughlin, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Kim and Kwon, 2014; McLaughlin, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Kim and Kwon, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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