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
Sanderson, K.: US biofuels: a field in ferment, Nature, 444(7120), 673–676, 2006.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chisholm, J. R. and Kelley, R.: Worms start the reef-building process, Nature, 409(6817), 152, 2001.
A journal article with 3 authors
Huang, N., Xu, Y. and Jiang, D.: High-performance heterogeneous catalysis with surface-exposed stable metal nanoparticles, Sci. Rep., 4, 7228, 2014.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Muroyama, Y., Fujiwara, Y., Orkin, S. H. and Rowitch, D. H.: Specification of astrocytes by bHLH protein SCL in a restricted region of the neural tube, Nature, 438(7066), 360–363, 2005.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Praetorius, S. and Schößer, B.: Bentonithandbuch, Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn, Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany., 2016.
An edited book
Otto, F. and Lutz, M. P., Eds.: Early Gastrointestinal Cancers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg., 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Sibila, O., Ferrer, M. and Torres, A.: Corticosteroids as Adjunctive Treatment in Community-Acquired Pneumonia, in Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2014, edited by J.-L. Vincent, pp. 53–63, Springer International Publishing, Cham., 2014.

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
Andrews, R.: 11 New Species Of Trapdoor Spider Have Been Found Crawling Beneath Queensland, IFLScience [online] Available from: (Accessed 30 October 2018), 2016.


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: Administration of Family Planning Grants Awarded to Genesee Family Planning Program, Inc, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC., 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Garcia, M.: College preparedness program for high school students in South Los Angeles, California: A grant proposal, 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
Crow, K.: A Y.M.C.A. Changes Its Tune by Offering Office Space, New York Times, 11th November, 1412, 2001.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sanderson, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Chisholm and Kelley, 2001; Sanderson, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Chisholm and Kelley, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Muroyama et al., 2005)

About the journal

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

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