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
Pääbo, S. (2003). The mosaic that is our genome. Nature 421 (6921):409–412.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kovács, I.A. and Barabási, A.-L. (2015). Network science: Destruction perfected. Nature 524 (7563):38–39.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tahir, M., Sabeeh, K., and Schwingenschlögl, U. (2013). Quantum capacitance of an ultrathin topological insulator film in a magnetic field. Sci. Rep. 3:1261.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Rösler, C., Köck, J., Malim, M.H., Blum, H.E., and von Weizsäcker, F. (2004). Comment on “Inhibition of hepatitis B virus replication by APOBEC3G.” Science 305 (5689):1403; author reply 1403.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dexter, A.L. (2012). Monitoring and Control of Information-Poor Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Chokroverty, S. and Billiard, M. (Eds.) (2015). Sleep Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide to Its Development, Clinical Milestones, and Advances in Treatment, 1st ed. 2015. ed. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhang, L. and Liu, Z. (2013). Study on Consumer Satisfaction in Agricultural Products Supermarkets and Fairs., in Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Engineering and Applications (IEA) 2012: Volume 3, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Z. Zhong, ed, Springer, London, pp. 41–48.

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. (2014). Ebola Vaccine Passes First Human TrialIFLScience. 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 (1998). Air Traffic Control: Observations on FAA’s Modernization Program (No. T-RCED/AIMD-98-93). 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
Al azze, Q. (2014). Field-Oriented Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors Based on DSP Controller (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Brantley, B. (2016). Sorry, Wrong Number, but Hey, Let’s Have a Talk. New York Times C5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Pääbo 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Kovács and Barabási 2015; Pääbo 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Kovács and Barabási 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Rösler 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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