How to format your references using the Aeolian Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Aeolian Research. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Socha, J.J., 2014. Applied Physics. Of snakes and robots. Science 346, 160–161.
A journal article with 2 authors
Samuel, I.D., Beeby, A., 2000. Display technology. Sidestepping the selection rules. Nature 403, 710–711.
A journal article with 3 authors
Albert, R., Jeong, H., Barabasi, A.L., 2000. Error and attack tolerance of complex networks. Nature 406, 378–382.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Saldivar, J.C., Hamperl, S., Bocek, M.J., Chung, M., Bass, T.E., Cisneros-Soberanis, F., Samejima, K., Xie, L., Paulson, J.R., Earnshaw, W.C., Cortez, D., Meyer, T., Cimprich, K.A., 2018. An intrinsic S/G2 checkpoint enforced by ATR. Science 361, 806–810.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Graham, A.W., Kirkman, N.C., Paul, P.M., 2006. Mobile Radio Network Design in the VHF and UHF Bands. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Chong, N.-Y., Cho, Y.-J. (Eds.), 2016. Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems: The 12th International Symposium, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics. Springer Japan, Tokyo.
A chapter in an edited book
John, D., Pinisetty, D., Gupta, N., 2013. Image Based Model Development and Analysis of the Human Knee Joint, in: Andreaus, U., Iacoviello, D. (Eds.), Biomedical Imaging and Computational Modeling in Biomechanics, Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 55–79.

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 Aeolian Research.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2016. Iceland Is Drilling World’s Hottest Hole To Create Electricity From Molten Magma [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2014. Surface Transportation: Actions Needed to Improve Documentation of Key Decisions in the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program (No. GAO-14-628R). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Travis, M.J., 2008. The relationship between a connections math class and math Criterion Referenced Competency Test scores (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Billard, M., 2010. Scouting Report. New York Times E5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Socha, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Samuel and Beeby, 2000; Socha, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Samuel and Beeby, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Saldivar et al., 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleAeolian Research
AbbreviationAeolian Res.
ISSN (print)1875-9637
ScopeEarth-Surface Processes

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