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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Dando, P. R.: Obituary: Alan J. Southward (1928-2007), Nature, 451(7174), 28, 2008.
A journal article with 2 authors
Martin, S. G. and St Johnston, D.: A role for Drosophila LKB1 in anterior-posterior axis formation and epithelial polarity, Nature, 421(6921), 379–384, 2003.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fiser, J., Chiu, C. and Weliky, M.: Small modulation of ongoing cortical dynamics by sensory input during natural vision, Nature, 431(7008), 573–578, 2004.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Nakamura-Messenger, K., Messenger, S., Keller, L. P., Clemett, S. J. and Zolensky, M. E.: Organic globules in the Tagish Lake meteorite: remnants of the protosolar disk, Science, 314(5804), 1439–1442, 2006.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stack, T., Ostrom, L. T. and Wilhelmsen, C. A.: Occupational Ergonomics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ., 2016.
An edited book
Alpini, D. C., Brugnoni, G. and Cesarani, A., Eds.: Whiplash Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd ed. 2014., Springer, Milano., 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Drugman, T., Bozkurt, B. and Dutoit, T.: Glottal Source Estimation Using an Automatic Chirp Decomposition, in Advances in Nonlinear Speech Processing: International Conference on Nonlinear Speech Processing, NOLISP 2009, Vic, Spain, June 25-27. Revised Selected Papers, edited by J. Solé-Casals and V. Zaiats, pp. 35–42, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg., 2010.

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 Discussions.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: Scientists Claim That DNA Hinting At Ancient Cereal Trade In Britain Is A Modern Contaminant, 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: Electronic Government: National Archives and Records Administration’s Fiscal Year 2011 Expenditure Plan, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC., 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Marquez, H. H.: Social Capital, Academics, and Sense of Belonging among High School Foster Youth, 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
Feeney, K.: Hearty, and Classic, Favorites, New York Times, 27th January, NJ9, 2008.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dando, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Dando, 2008; Martin and St Johnston, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Martin and St Johnston, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Nakamura-Messenger et al., 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleAtmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions
AbbreviationAtmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss.
ISSN (online)1867-8610
ScopeAtmospheric Science

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