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
Frenkel, D. (2006). Materials science. Colloidal encounters: a matter of attraction. Science 314 (5800):768–769.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rammig, A. and Mahecha, M.D. (2015). Ecology: Ecosystem responses to climate extremes. Nature 527 (7578):315–316.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lambeck, K., Esat, T.M., and Potter, E.-K. (2002). Links between climate and sea levels for the past three million years. Nature 419 (6903):199–206.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hall, K., Lee, T.-H., Mechler, A.I., Swann, M.J., and Aguilar, M.-I. (2014). Real-time measurement of membrane conformational states induced by antimicrobial peptides: balance between recovery and lysis. Sci. Rep. 4:5479.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Michaelian, K.H. (2005). Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Romeo, T. (Ed.) (2008). Bacterial Biofilms, Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Grillmair, C.J. and Carlin, J.L. (2016). Stellar Streams and Clouds in the Galactic Halo., in Tidal Streams in the Local Group and Beyond: Observations and Implications, Astrophysics and Space Science Library, H.J. Newberg, J.L. Carlin, eds, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 87–112.

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
Davis, J. (2017). Top 10 New Species Discovered 2017IFLScience. 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 (2007). Assigning Air Traffic Control Costs to Users: Elements of FAA’s Methodology Are Generally Consistent with Standards but Certain Assumptions and Methods Need Additional Support (No. GAO-08-76). 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
Garcia, M. (2015). A.R.T. / Atmospheric. Retail. Therapy (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Kelly, J.F. (2016). Give and Take on Handlebars. New York Times A17.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Frenkel 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Rammig and Mahecha 2015; Frenkel 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Rammig and Mahecha 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Hall et al. 2014)

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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