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
de Jong, T.: Computer simulations. Technological advances in inquiry learning, Science, 312, 532–533, 2006.
A journal article with 2 authors
Huxley, A. and Green, A. G.: Physics. Electrons acquire a split personality in bismuth, Science, 317, 1694–1695, 2007.
A journal article with 3 authors
Külheim, C., Agren, J., and Jansson, S.: Rapid regulation of light harvesting and plant fitness in the field, Science, 297, 91–93, 2002.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Seidenbecher, T., Laxmi, T. R., Stork, O., and Pape, H.-C.: Amygdalar and hippocampal theta rhythm synchronization during fear memory retrieval, Science, 301, 846–850, 2003.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zarbock, G., Lynch, S., Ammann, A., and Ringer, S.: Mindfulness for Therapists, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2014.
An edited book
Cowart, L. A. (Ed.): Sphingolipids and Metabolic Disease, Springer, New York, NY, XVIII, 148 p. 26 illus pp., 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Larche, M. J.: Inflammatory Arthritides, in: Essential Imaging in Rheumatology, edited by: O’Neill, J., Springer, New York, NY, 105–146, 2015.

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
Coca-Cola Is Funding Controversial Research That Claims Bad Diets Don’t Cause Obesity:, last access: 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: Intercollegiate Athletics: Revenues and Expenses, Gender and Minority Profiles, and Compensation in Athletic Departments, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Wilensky, S. E.: 340B prime vendor program: Health center decision making and barriers to participation, Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2010.

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.: Judge Voids Deal Over Prince Catalog, New York Times, 14th July, B4, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (de Jong, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (de Jong, 2006; Huxley and Green, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Huxley and Green, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Seidenbecher et al., 2003)

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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