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
Rarity, J. G.: Physics. Getting entangled in free space, Science, 301(5633), 604–605, 2003.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ainslie, G. and Monterosso, J.: Behavior. A marketplace in the brain?, Science, 306(5695), 421–423, 2004.
A journal article with 3 authors
Saika-Voivod, I., Poole, P. H. and Sciortino, F.: Fragile-to-strong transition and polyamorphism in the energy landscape of liquid silica, Nature, 412(6846), 514–517, 2001.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Kuo, H.-C., Hui, S., Choi, J., Asiegbu, F. O., Valkonen, J. P. T. and Lee, Y.-H.: Secret lifestyles of Neurospora crassa, Sci. Rep., 4, 5135, 2014.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Evans, R.: Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, USA., 2010.
An edited book
Reis, R., Cao, Y. and Wirth, G., Eds.: Circuit Design for Reliability, Springer, New York, NY., 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Nugent, T. and Jones, D. T.: Membrane Protein Structure Prediction, in From Protein Structure to Function with Bioinformatics, edited by D. J. Rigden, pp. 91–111, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht., 2009.

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.: Cats Responsible For Driving Many Species To Extinction, IFLScience [online] Available from: (Accessed 30 October 2018), 2016.


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: AIP Funding for the Nation’s Largest Airports, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC., 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
San, K. A.: Synthesis of Alkanethiolate-Capped Metal Nanoparticles Using Alkyl Thiosulfate Ligand Precursors for Selective Catalytic Reactions, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA., 2017.

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
Paulson, M.: Artistic Director Leaves The Labyrinth Theater, New York Times, 23rd June, C3, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rarity, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Ainslie and Monterosso, 2004; Rarity, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Ainslie and Monterosso, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Kuo 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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