How to format your references using the Atmospheric Pollution Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Atmospheric Pollution Research. 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
MacFadyen, A., 2004. Astronomy. Long gamma-ray bursts. Science 303, 45–46.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gillespie, R.G., Roderick, G.K., 2014. Evolution: Geology and climate drive diversification. Nature 509, 297–298.
A journal article with 3 authors
Carporzen, L., Gilder, S.A., Hart, R.J., 2005. Palaeomagnetism of the Vredefort meteorite crater and implications for craters on Mars. Nature 435, 198–201.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Mura, A., Adriani, A., Connerney, J.E.P., Bolton, S., Altieri, F., Bagenal, F., Bonfond, B., Dinelli, B.M., Gérard, J.-C., Greathouse, T., Grodent, D., Levin, S., Mauk, B., Moriconi, M.L., Saur, J., Waite, J.H., Jr, Amoroso, M., Cicchetti, A., Fabiano, F., Filacchione, G., Grassi, D., Migliorini, A., Noschese, R., Olivieri, A., Piccioni, G., Plainaki, C., Sindoni, G., Sordini, R., Tosi, F., Turrini, D., 2018. Juno observations of spot structures and a split tail in Io-induced aurorae on Jupiter. Science 361, 774–777.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cretu, O., Stewart, R., Berends, T., 2011. Risk Management for Design and Construction. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Zhou, W., Wang, Z.L. (Eds.), 2007. Scanning Microscopy for Nanotechnology: Techniques and Applications. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Polleres, A., 2012. How (Well) Do Datalog, SPARQL and RIF Interplay?, in: Barceló, P., Pichler, R. (Eds.), Datalog in Academia and Industry: Second International Workshop, Datalog 2.0, Vienna, Austria, September 11-13, 2012. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 27–30.

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 Pollution Research.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2016. Britain’s Ash Forests Face Extinction – But A Tree Named Betty Could Save Them [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1996. SSA Initiatives to Identify Coaching (No. HEHS-96-96R). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jaramillo, M.A., 2017. Morphology of ferromagnetic thin films on nanosphere templates (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Cooper, M., 2017. A Toothy Strongman Gets a Role at the Met Opera. New York Times C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (MacFadyen, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Gillespie and Roderick, 2014; MacFadyen, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Gillespie and Roderick, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Mura et al., 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleAtmospheric Pollution Research
AbbreviationAtmos. Pollut. Res.
ISSN (print)1309-1042
ScopeAtmospheric Science
Waste Management and Disposal

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