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
Ballentine, C. J.: Geochemistry. Tiny tracers tell tall tales, Science, 296, 1247–1248, 2002.
A journal article with 2 authors
McGhee, K. and Phillips, N.: Nature Index 2015 China, Nature, 528, S165, 2015.
A journal article with 3 authors
Johnson, P. T. J., de Roode, J. C., and Fenton, A.: Why infectious disease research needs community ecology, Science, 349, 1259504, 2015.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Noginov, M. A., Zhu, G., Belgrave, A. M., Bakker, R., Shalaev, V. M., Narimanov, E. E., Stout, S., Herz, E., Suteewong, T., and Wiesner, U.: Demonstration of a spaser-based nanolaser, Nature, 460, 1110–1112, 2009.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Golio, M.: Engineering Your Retirement, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2006.
An edited book
Hazzan, O.: Agile Anywhere: Essays on Agile Projects and Beyond, edited by: Dubinsky, Y., Springer International Publishing, Cham, VII, 72 p. 5 illus pp., 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Thaman, K. H.: Partnerships for Progressing Cultural Democracy in Teacher Education in Pacific Island Countries, in: Handbook of Teacher Education, edited by: Townsend, T. and Bates, R., Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 53–66, 2007.

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
First Successful Demonstration For Quantum Satellite Communication:, 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: FAA Financing: Issues and Options in Deciding to Reinstate or Replace the Airline Ticket Tax, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hernandez, S. S.: Professionals’ perceptions of effective interventions with elderly hoarders, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2013.

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
Kishkovsky, S.: Modern Dance and Art Bring a Burst of Color to a Gray City, New York Times, 28th May, A8, 2009.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ballentine, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Ballentine, 2002; McGhee and Phillips, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (McGhee and Phillips, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Noginov et al., 2009)

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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