How to format your references using the Atmospheric Measurement Techniques citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 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
Driehuys, B.: Chemistry. Toward molecular imaging with xenon MRI, Science, 314(5798), 432–433, 2006.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ma, F. and Wills, B. J.: Discovery of hidden blazars, Science, 292(5524), 2050–2053, 2001.
A journal article with 3 authors
Baum, P., Yang, D.-S. and Zewail, A. H.: 4D visualization of transitional structures in phase transformations by electron diffraction, Science, 318(5851), 788–792, 2007.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Guo, Z., Man, Y., Wang, X., Jin, H., Sun, X., Su, X., Hao, J. and Mi, W.: Levo-tetrahydropalmatine attenuates oxaliplatin-induced mechanical hyperalgesia in mice, Sci. Rep., 4, 3905, 2014.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bunnell, T.: From World City to the World in One City, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK., 2016.
An edited book
Wasserman, L. H. and Zambo, D., Eds.: Early Childhood and Neuroscience - Links to Development and Learning, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht., 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Santana, N., de Almeida, J., Mengod, G. and Artigas, F.: Localization of 5-HT receptors in the mammalian cortex, in Serotonin and Sleep: Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects, edited by J. M. Monti, S. R. Pandi-Perumal, B. L. Jacobs, and D. J. Nutt, pp. 135–153, Birkhäuser, Basel., 2008.

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 Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Blog post
Davis, J.: Make Love, Not War: Fighting Badgers Age Faster, IFLScience [online] Available from: (Accessed 30 October 2018), 2015.


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: Offshoring: U.S. Semiconductor and Software Industries Increasingly Produce in China and India, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC., 2006.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Nunn, T. N.: A Puer–Senex Archetypal Model of the Therapeutic Relationship, Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA., 2014.

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.: Banality and Trouble? They’re Neighbors, New York Times, 7th December, C1, 2016.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Driehuys, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Driehuys, 2006; Ma and Wills, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Ma and Wills, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Guo et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleAtmospheric Measurement Techniques
AbbreviationAtmos. Meas. Tech.
ISSN (print)1867-1381
ISSN (online)1867-8548
ScopeAtmospheric Science

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