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
Stewart, M., 2009. Cell biology. Nuclear export of small RNAs. Science 326, 1195–1196.
A journal article with 2 authors
Boguski, M.S., McIntosh, M.W., 2003. Biomedical informatics for proteomics. Nature 422, 233–237.
A journal article with 3 authors
Amorisco, N.C., Evans, N.W., van de Ven, G., 2014. The remnant of a merger between two dwarf galaxies in Andromeda II. Nature 507, 335–337.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zhang, L., Chen, J., Fan, L., Diéguez, O., Cao, J., Pan, Z., Wang, Y., Wang, Jinguo, Kim, M., Deng, S., Wang, Jiaou, Wang, H., Deng, J., Yu, R., Scott, J.F., Xing, X., 2018. Giant polarization in super-tetragonal thin films through interphase strain. Science 361, 494–497.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Perez, A., 2013. IP, Ethernet and MPLS Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA.
An edited book
Tarantino, U., 2011. La gestione delle fratture da fragilità ossea: Raccomandazioni per chirurghi ortopedici. Springer, Milano.
A chapter in an edited book
Alpuente, M., Ballis, D., Frechina, F., Romero, D., 2012. Julienne: A Trace Slicer for Conditional Rewrite Theories, in: Giannakopoulou, D., Méry, D. (Eds.), FM 2012: Formal Methods: 18th International Symposium, Paris, France, August 27-31, 2012. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 28–32.

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. Stunning Photos Mix Earth’s Aurora With Bioluminescent Seas In Tasmania [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, 2005. Transportation Security Administration: More Clarity on the Authority of Federal Security Directors Is Needed (No. GAO-05-935). 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
Hawkins, S.H., 2017. Lung CT Radiomics: An Overview of Using Images as Data (Doctoral dissertation). University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

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
Davey, M., Walsh, M.W., 2014. One Judge to Decide the Future of Detroit. New York Times A9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stewart, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Boguski and McIntosh, 2003; Stewart, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Boguski and McIntosh, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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