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
Abdool Karim, S. S.: Stigma impedes AIDS prevention, Nature, 474, 29–31, 2011.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gandhi, C. S. and Rees, D. C.: Biochemistry. Opening the molecular floodgates, Science, 321, 1166–1167, 2008.
A journal article with 3 authors
Smith, H. J., Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink, J., and Coontz, R.: Carbon capture and sequestration. Clearing the air. Introduction, Science, 325, 1641, 2009.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Galburt, E. A., Grill, S. W., Wiedmann, A., Lubkowska, L., Choy, J., Nogales, E., Kashlev, M., and Bustamante, C.: Backtracking determines the force sensitivity of RNAP II in a factor-dependent manner, Nature, 446, 820–823, 2007.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tjong, S. C.: Polymer Composites with Carbonaceous Nanofillers, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2012.
An edited book
Lajtha, A. and Chan, P. H. (Eds.): Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology: Acute Ischemic Injury and Repair in the Nervous System, Springer US, Boston, MA, XII, 292 p. 55 illus. eReference pp., 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Sharma, M. and Moulder, J. E.: The Urine Proteome as a Radiation Biodosimeter, in: Radiation Proteomics: The effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on cells and tissues, edited by: Leszczynski, D., Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 87–100, 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 Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography.

Blog post
NASA Just Released Some Seriously Cool Videos Of Fire In Microgravity:, 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: Opportunities for Improving Cash Management Practices, Regional Finance and Data Processing Center, Paris, France, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1972.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Klyce, L. R.: Assessing parent-child agreement on an eating disorder symptom questionnaire, Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, 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
Kovaleski, S. F.: Tracking an Elusive Diary From Hitler’s Inner Circle, New York Times, 31st March, C1, 2016.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abdool Karim, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Abdool Karim, 2011; Gandhi and Rees, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Gandhi and Rees, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Galburt 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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