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
Dennis, C.: Genomics: compare and contrast, Nature, 426, 750–751, 2003.
A journal article with 2 authors
Partridge, L. and Gems, D.: Benchmarks for ageing studies, Nature, 450, 165–167, 2007.
A journal article with 3 authors
Song, B.-S., Noda, S., and Asano, T.: Photonic devices based on in-plane hetero photonic crystals, Science, 300, 1537, 2003.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Yarbrough, M. L., Li, Y., Kinch, L. N., Grishin, N. V., Ball, H. L., and Orth, K.: AMPylation of Rho GTPases by Vibrio VopS disrupts effector binding and downstream signaling, Science, 323, 269–272, 2009.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mowlaee, P., Kulmer, J., Stahl, J., and Mayer, F.: Single Channel Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication: Theory and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2017.
An edited book
Bär, C., Lohkamp, J., and Schwarz, M. (Eds.): Global Differential Geometry, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, VIII, 524 p pp., 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Yoo, K.-H., Gretzel, U., and Zanker, M.: Message Factors, in: Persuasive Recommender Systems: Conceptual Background and Implications, edited by: Gretzel, U. and Zanker, M., Springer, New York, NY, 21–26, 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
Hubble Captures New View Of The Vermin Galaxy And A Protoplanetary Disk:, 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: Financial Management Systems: HUD Needs to Address Management and Governance Weaknesses That Jeopardize Its Modernization Efforts, 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
Espinoza, E.: Understanding help-seeking behavior among at-risk Latino male high school students, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2015.

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
Rotella, C.: LaMotta: More Than ‘Raging,’ New York Times, 21st September, A27, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dennis, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Dennis, 2003; Partridge and Gems, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Partridge and Gems, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Yarbrough et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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