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
Abeles, M.: Neuroscience. Time is precious, Science, 304, 523–524, 2004.
A journal article with 2 authors
Viscidi, R. P. and Shah, K. V.: Cancer. A skin cancer virus?, Science, 319, 1049–1050, 2008.
A journal article with 3 authors
Geary, C., Rothemund, P. W. K., and Andersen, E. S.: RNA nanostructures. A single-stranded architecture for cotranscriptional folding of RNA nanostructures, Science, 345, 799–804, 2014.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Lai, C. S., Fisher, S. E., Hurst, J. A., Vargha-Khadem, F., and Monaco, A. P.: A forkhead-domain gene is mutated in a severe speech and language disorder, Nature, 413, 519–523, 2001.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Micouin, P.: Model-Based Systems Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014.
An edited book
Vermeir, K. and Funk Deckard, M. (Eds.): The Science of Sensibility: Reading Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, XXII, 338 p pp., 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
de Alfaro, L., da Silva, L. D., Faella, M., Legay, A., Roy, P., and Sorea, M.: Sociable Interfaces, in: Frontiers of Combining Systems: 5th International Workshop, FroCoS 2005, Vienna, Austria, September 19-21, 2005. Proceedings, edited by: Gramlich, B., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 81–105, 2005.

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
New Young Planet Could Help Unlock Jupiter’s Past:, 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: Personnel Security: Pass and Security Clearance Data for the Executive Office of the President, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1995.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Flannery, R.: Clustering of Cyclic-Nucleotide-Gated Channels in Olfactory Cilia, Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

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
Vecsey, G.: St. John’s Takes an Opener, With No Fight From UConn, New York Times, 10th March, B13, 2010.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abeles, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Abeles, 2004; Viscidi and Shah, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Viscidi and Shah, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Lai et al., 2001)

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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