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
S.M. Smith, Acceptable evidence, Science. 289 (2000) 2050–2051.
A journal article with 2 authors
J.B. McGraw, M.A. Furedi, Deer browsing and population viability of a forest understory plant, Science. 307 (2005) 920–922.
A journal article with 3 authors
K. Okita, T. Ichisaka, S. Yamanaka, Generation of germline-competent induced pluripotent stem cells, Nature. 448 (2007) 313–317.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
S. Sun, F. Li, F. Liu, J. Wang, X. Peng, Fluorescence detecting of paraquat using host-guest chemistry with cucurbit[8]uril, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 3570.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
P. Baudin, Wireless Transceiver Architecture, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2014.
An edited book
R. Lenz, S. Miksch, M. Peleg, M. Reichert, D. Riaño, A.T. Teije, eds., Process Support and Knowledge Representation in Health Care: BPM 2012 Joint Workshop, ProHealth 2012/KR4HC 2012, Tallinn, Estonia, September 3, 2012, Revised Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
S.C. Singh, Geophysical Viewpoints for Groundwater Resource Development and Management in Coastal Tracts, in: C. Wetzelhuetter (Ed.), Groundwater in the Coastal Zones of Asia-Pacific, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2013: pp. 67–87.

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
E. Andrew, Record Sea Turtle Migration Highlights Need For Expanded Reserves, IFLScience. (2014). (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, Crop Insurance Program: Nationwide Computer Acquisition Is Inappropriate at This Time, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
B.H. Lawrence, Evaluation of a cultural practice and 2,4-D-based herbicide programs for glyphosateresistant Palmer amaranth management, Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University, 2015.

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
B. Kenigsberg, Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey, New York Times. (2017) C6.

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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