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
Dobson, C. M.: Getting out of shape, Nature, 418(6899), 729–730, 2002.
A journal article with 2 authors
Heinze, S. and Homberg, U.: Maplike representation of celestial E-vector orientations in the brain of an insect, Science, 315(5814), 995–997, 2007.
A journal article with 3 authors
Venkatesan, M., Fitzgerald, C. B. and Coey, J. M. D.: Thin films: unexpected magnetism in a dielectric oxide, Nature, 430(7000), 630, 2004.
A journal article with 100 or more authors
Chiritescu, C., Cahill, D. G., Nguyen, N., Johnson, D., Bodapati, A., Keblinski, P. and Zschack, P.: Ultralow thermal conductivity in disordered, layered WSe2 crystals, Science, 315(5810), 351–353, 2007.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Burger, M., Graeber, B. and Schindlmayr, G.: Managing Energy Risk, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK., 2014.
An edited book
Timmerhaus, K. D. and Reed, R. P., Eds.: Cryogenic Engineering, Springer, New York, NY., 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Moulart, R. and Rotinat, R.: Evaluation of the Penalized Least Squares Method for Strain Computation, in Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Volume 4: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, edited by C. Sciammarella, J. Considine, and P. Gloeckner, pp. 43–50, Springer International Publishing, Cham., 2016.

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.: Blame It On Biology: How Explanations Of Mental Illness Influence Treatment, 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: Aviation Security: Further Steps Needed to Strengthen the Security of Commercial Airport Perimeters and Access Controls, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC., 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Berkowitz, E. S.: Some novel phenomena at high density, Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD., 2013.

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
Gorman, J.: Study Puts a Little Distance Between Dinosaurs and Their Bird Relations, New York Times, 2nd January, A16, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dobson, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Dobson, 2002; Heinze and Homberg, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Heinze and Homberg, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Chiritescu et al., 2007)

About the journal

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

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