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
Gladstone, J.C. (2014). Ultraluminous X-ray sources: Small field with a large impact. Nature, 514(7521):171–172.
A journal article with 2 authors
Watrin, E. and Peters, J.-M. (2007). Molecular biology. How and when the genome sticks together. Science, 317(5835):209–210.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sigman, D.M., Jaccard, S.L., and Haug, G.H. (2004). Polar ocean stratification in a cold climate. Nature, 428(6978):59–63.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sisneros, J.A., Forlano, P.M., Deitcher, D.L., and Bass, A.H. (2004). Steroid-dependent auditory plasticity leads to adaptive coupling of sender and receiver. Science, 305(5682):404–407.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rebonato, R. (2004). Volatility and Correlation. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Palma, J.M.L.M. and Lopes, A.S. (Eds.) (2007). Advances in Turbulence XI: Proceedings of the 11th EUROMECH European Turbulance Conference, June 25-28, 2007 Porto, Portugal, Springer Proceedings Physics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Peterson, D.M., Hummel, C.A., Pauls, T.A., Armstrong, J.T., Benson, J.A., Gilbreath, C.G., Hindsley, R.B., Hutter, D.J., Johnston, K.J., and Mozurkewich, D. (2008). Imaging the Effects of Rotation in Altair and Vega., in The Power of Optical/IR Interferometry: Recent Scientific Results and 2nd Generation Instrumentation: Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held in Garching, Germany, 4-8 April 2005, Eso Astrophysics Symposia, A. Richichi, F. Delplancke, F. Paresce, A. Chelli, eds, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 43–54.

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. (2017). Earliest Observations Ever Made Of A Supernova ExplosionIFLScience. 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 (1981). President’s Eighth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1981 (No. OGC-81-9). 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
Builes, A.J. (2015). Inferring Function: A Study of Three Prehistoric Structures in El Pital, Puerto López, Manabí, Ecuador (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
Gustines, G.G. (2015). Free Digital Comics Site Is Expanding in U.S. With Celebrity Help. New York Times, B6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gladstone 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Gladstone 2014; Watrin and Peters 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Watrin and Peters 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Sisneros 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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