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
Teske, A.: Oceans. Cryptic links in the ocean, Science, 330, 1326–1327, 2010.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, G. and Or, D.: Trophic interactions induce spatial self-organization of microbial consortia on rough surfaces, Sci. Rep., 4, 6757, 2014.
A journal article with 3 authors
Medina, J. F., Nores, W. L., and Mauk, M. D.: Inhibition of climbing fibres is a signal for the extinction of conditioned eyelid responses, Nature, 416, 330–333, 2002.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
de Noronha, C. M., Sherman, M. P., Lin, H. W., Cavrois, M. V., Moir, R. D., Goldman, R. D., and Greene, W. C.: Dynamic disruptions in nuclear envelope architecture and integrity induced by HIV-1 Vpr, Science, 294, 1105–1108, 2001.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Homer, S. and Leibowitz, M. L.: Inside the Yield Book, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
Cetto, J. A., Ferrier, J.-L., Costa dias Pereira, J. M., and Filipe, J. (Eds.): Informatics in Control Automation and Robotics: Selected Papers from the International Conference on Informatics in Control Automation and Robotics 2006, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, XXII, 374 p pp., 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Ugurlu, T., Zeitler, A., and Kheyrollahi, A.: Sample Application: Application Structure and Domain Model, in: Pro ASP.NET Web API: HTTP Web Services in ASP.NET, edited by: Zeitler, A. and Kheyrollahi, A., Apress, Berkeley, CA, 95–139, 2013.

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
Ancient Grass Preserved in Impact Glass:, 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: China: U.S. Universities in China Emphasize Academic Freedom but Face Internet Censorship and Other Challenges, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Keohane, M. F.: Virtual team communication: Perceptions and experiences influencing the use of videoconferencing technology, Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, 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
Kishkovsky, S.: Bomb Near a Police Vehicle Kills 13 in North Chechnya, New York Times, 20th July, A4, 2005.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Teske, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Teske, 2010; Wang and Or, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Or, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (de Noronha et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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