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
Fedoroff, N.V., 2003. Agriculture. Prehistoric GM corn. Science 302, 1158–1159.
A journal article with 2 authors
Convey, P., Stevens, M.I., 2007. Ecology. Antarctic biodiversity. Science 317, 1877–1878.
A journal article with 3 authors
Reiserer, A., Ritter, S., Rempe, G., 2013. Nondestructive detection of an optical photon. Science 342, 1349–1351.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Nikolov, N., Sing, D.K., Fortney, J.J., Goyal, J.M., Drummond, B., Evans, T.M., Gibson, N.P., De Mooij, E.J.W., Rustamkulov, Z., Wakeford, H.R., Smalley, B., Burgasser, A.J., Hellier, C., Helling, C., Mayne, N.J., Madhusudhan, N., Kataria, T., Baines, J., Carter, A.L., Ballester, G.E., Barstow, J.K., McCleery, J., Spake, J.J., 2018. An absolute sodium abundance for a cloud-free “hot Saturn” exoplanet. Nature 557, 526–529.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zinkin, J., 2013. Rebuilding Trust in Banks. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Bronner, F., Farach-Carson, M.C. (Eds.), 2009. Bone and Cancer, Topics in Bone Biology. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Mielke, A., 2015. Variational Approaches and Methods for Dissipative Material Models with Multiple Scales, in: Conti, S., Hackl, K. (Eds.), Analysis and Computation of Microstructure in Finite Plasticity, Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 125–155.

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
Andrew, E., 2013. Eyes on the Skies: Orionid Meteor Shower [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, 1995. Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Funding Needs (No. RCED-95-152R). 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
Pak, C.H., 2015. A study of high-performing at-risk high school students and their perceptions on academic success and achievement (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

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
Saslow, L., 2009. Supervisor for the Short Term in Brookhaven. New York Times LI2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fedoroff, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Convey and Stevens, 2007; Fedoroff, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Convey and Stevens, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Nikolov et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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