How to format your references using the Aerosol Science and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Aerosol Science and Technology. 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
Hameed, S. (2008). Science and religion. Bracing for Islamic creationism. Science 322 (5908):1637–1638.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pyle, J. and Harris, N. (2013). Joe Farman (1930-2013). Nature 498 (7455):435.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fujisawa, K., Wrana, J.L., and Culotti, J.G. (2007). The slit receptor EVA-1 coactivates a SAX-3/Robo mediated guidance signal in C. elegans. Science 317 (5846):1934–1938.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hirano, Y., Hendil, K.B., Yashiroda, H., Iemura, S.-I., Nagane, R., Hioki, Y., Natsume, T., Tanaka, K., and Murata, S. (2005). A heterodimeric complex that promotes the assembly of mammalian 20S proteasomes. Nature 437 (7063):1381–1385.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Aubrey, S.B. (2010). The Profitable Hobby Farm. Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Hayat, M.A. (Ed.) (2011). Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 2: Gliomas: Glioblastoma (Part 2), Tumors of the Central Nervous System. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Maree, J.G. (2013). Life Design: An Approach to Managing Diversity in South Africa., in Well-Being Research in South Africa, Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology, M.P. Wissing, ed, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 53–72.

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 Aerosol Science and Technology.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2016). Rats Get Ticklish When They’re HappyIFLScience. Available at (Accessed 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 (2000). Highway Funding: Problems With Highway Trust Fund Information Can Affect State Highway Funds (No. RCED/AIMD-00-148). 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
Thomack, A. (2017). Random Harmonic Polynomials (Doctoral dissertation). Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, 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
Creswell, J. and Walsh, M.W. (2016). When Your Life Insurance Gets Sick. New York Times BU1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hameed 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Pyle and Harris 2013; Hameed 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Pyle and Harris 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Hirano et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleAerosol Science and Technology
AbbreviationAerosol Sci. Technol.
ISSN (print)0278-6826
ScopeEnvironmental Chemistry
General Materials Science

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