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
Maleczka, R.E., Jr (2009). Chemistry. Copper puts arenes in a hard position. Science 323 (5921):1572–1573.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ruths, J. and Ruths, D. (2014). Control profiles of complex networks. Science 343 (6177):1373–1376.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jedema, F.J., Filip, A.T., and Van Wees, B.J. (2002). Spintronics (Communication arising): Spin accumulation in mesoscopic systems. Nature 416 (6883):810.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Cong, C., Li, K., Zhang, X.X., and Yu, T. (2013). Visualization of arrangements of carbon atoms in graphene layers by Raman mapping and atomic-resolution TEM. Sci. Rep. 3:1195.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yan, W. (2014). Crop Variety Trials. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Stanković, S. (2016). Multimedia Signals and Systems: Basic and Advanced Algorithms for Signal Processing, 2nd ed. 2016. ed. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Jeon, J., Kim, D., and Kim, G. (2011). Network-Oriented Intelligent Agent Infrastructure for Internetworking with Guaranteed Quality of Service in High-Speed Network., in Convergence and Hybrid Information Technology: 5th International Conference, ICHIT 2011, Daejeon, Korea, September 22-24, 2011. Proceedings, Communications in Computer and Information Science, G. Lee, D. Howard, D. Ślęzak, eds, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 23–30.

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
Andrew, E. (2015). Australian PM Bans Solar And Wind Power InvestmentIFLScience. 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 (1989). Aviation Safety: FAA’s Safety Inspection Management System Lacks Adequate Oversight (No. RCED-90-36). 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
Rutherford, K.B. (2017). 500 Year Chenier, Architecture, Cultural Identity, and Land Change “Identification in a Dynamic Place” (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Leland, J. (2016). Painting Brooklyn, Without a Brush. New York Times MB8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Maleczka 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Ruths and Ruths 2014; Maleczka 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Ruths and Ruths 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Cong et al. 2013)

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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