How to format your references using the Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
T.R. Insel, Neuroscience. Shining light on depression, Science. 317 (2007) 757–758.
A journal article with 2 authors
T. Ito, S. Yokoyama, Two enzymes bound to one transfer RNA assume alternative conformations for consecutive reactions, Nature. 467 (2010) 612–616.
A journal article with 3 authors
M.M. Adachi, M.P. Anantram, K.S. Karim, Core-shell silicon nanowire solar cells, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 1546.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A. Moqrich, S.W. Hwang, T.J. Earley, M.J. Petrus, A.N. Murray, K.S.R. Spencer, M. Andahazy, G.M. Story, A. Patapoutian, Impaired thermosensation in mice lacking TRPV3, a heat and camphor sensor in the skin, Science. 307 (2005) 1468–1472.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J.-J. Wang, Hydraulic Fracturing in Earth-Rock Fill DAMS, John Wiley & Sons, Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore, 2014.
An edited book
J. Bellemans, M.D. Ries, J.M.K. Victor, eds., Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Guide to Get Better Performance, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
A. Schöbel, A. Kratz, A Bicriteria Approach for Robust Timetabling, in: R.K. Ahuja, R.H. Möhring, C.D. Zaroliagis (Eds.), Robust and Online Large-Scale Optimization: Models and Techniques for Transportation Systems, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009: pp. 119–144.

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 Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables.

Blog post
J. Davis, Penguins In Antarctica Infected With North American Bird Flu, IFLScience. (2016). (accessed October 30, 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, NASA: Choices and Challenges, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
E.C. Dobson, Elizabeth C. Dobson Consulting and Design: A business plan for aging-in-place resources, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

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
M. Schwirtz, W.K. Rashbaum, Departing Correction Chief: ‘They Just Want to Hammer Somebody Forever,’ New York Times. (2017) A19.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAtomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables
AbbreviationAt. Data Nucl. Data Tables
ISSN (print)0092-640X
ScopeNuclear and High Energy Physics
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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