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
Crouch, T. (2013). Harold Melvin Agnew (1921-2013). Nature 503 (7474):40.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zitvogel, L. and Kroemer, G. (2015). CANCER. A p53-regulated immune checkpoint relevant to cancer. Science 349 (6247):476–477.
A journal article with 3 authors
Katsanis, S.H., Javitt, G., and Hudson, K. (2008). Public health. A case study of personalized medicine. Science 320 (5872):53–54.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Begum, N.A., Kinoshita, K., Kakazu, N., Muramatsu, M., Nagaoka, H., Shinkura, R., Biniszkiewicz, D., Boyer, L.A., Jaenisch, R., and Honjo, T. (2004). Uracil DNA glycosylase activity is dispensable for immunoglobulin class switch. Science 305 (5687):1160–1163.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Joyce, P.M. and Lipton, D. (2013). Lamentations Through the Centuries. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford.
An edited book
Ashgriz, N. (Ed.) (2011). Handbook of Atomization and Sprays: Theory and Applications. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Ruan, L. and Zeng, G. (2008). SARS Epidemic: SARS Outbreaks in Inner-land of China., in Emerging Infections in Asia, Y. Lu, M. Essex, B. Roberts, eds, Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 75–96.

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, D. (2016). Understanding The Four Types Of AI, From Reactive Robots To Self-Aware BeingsIFLScience. 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 (1997). National Airspace System: Questions Concerning FAA’s Wide Area Augmentation System (No. RCED-97-219R). 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
Lin, H.-C. (2013). Depression screening in ambulatory care (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Sisario, B. (2017). McCartney Sues to Get Back His Songs. New York Times B2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Crouch 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Zitvogel and Kroemer 2015; Crouch 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Zitvogel and Kroemer 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Begum et al. 2004)

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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