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
Smaglik, P.: Talent tug-of-war, Nature, 417, 3, 2002.
A journal article with 2 authors
Eberly, J. H. and Yu, T.: Physics. The end of an entanglement, Science, 316, 555–557, 2007.
A journal article with 3 authors
Takahashi, Y., Sipp, D., and Enomoto, H.: Tissue interactions in neural crest cell development and disease, Science, 341, 860–863, 2013.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Larson, B. C., Yang, W., Ice, G. E., Budai, J. D., and Tischler, J. Z.: Three-dimensional X-ray structural microscopy with submicrometre resolution, Nature, 415, 887–890, 2002.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ventre, D.: Information Warfare, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
Ahsanullah, M.: An Introduction to Order Statistics, edited by: Nevzorov, V. B. and Shakil, M., Atlantis Press, Paris, X, 246 p pp., 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Recker, J., Safrudin, N., and Rosemann, M.: How Novices Model Business Processes, in: Business Process Management: 8th International Conference, BPM 2010, Hoboken, NJ, USA, September 13-16, 2010. Proceedings, edited by: Hull, R., Mendling, J., and Tai, S., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 29–44, 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
Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free:, 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: Managers Need To Provide Better Protection for Federal Automatic Data Processing Facilities, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gomes, S.: The Lanterman-Petris-Short Act and the effects of deinstitutionalization on the mentally ill, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 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
Ervin, A.: Tales of the Unhinged, New York Times, 28th July, BR18, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Smaglik, 2002; Eberly and Yu, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Eberly and Yu, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Larson et al., 2002)

About the journal

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

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