How to format your references using the Boundary-Layer Meteorology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 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
Abbott A (2003) Chicken flu races through Dutch poultry farms. Nature 422:247
A journal article with 2 authors
Lee SWS, Schwarz N (2010) Washing away postdecisional dissonance. Science 328:709
A journal article with 3 authors
Klaholz BP, Myasnikov AG, Van Heel M (2004) Visualization of release factor 3 on the ribosome during termination of protein synthesis. Nature 427:862–865
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Shin Y-I, Schunck CH, Schirotzek A, Ketterle W (2008) Phase diagram of a two-component Fermi gas with resonant interactions. Nature 451:689–693

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cornier J, Owen A, Kwade A, Van de Voorde M (2017) Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology: Innovation and Production. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Fonseca Ferreira NM, Tenreiro Machado JA (eds) (2014) Mathematical Methods in Engineering. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Delorme J (2007) An Automatic Design Flow for Mapping Application onto a 2D Mesh NoC Architecture. In: Azémard N, Svensson L (eds) Integrated Circuit and System Design. Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation: 17th International Workshop, PATMOS 2007, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 3-5, 2007. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 31–42

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 Boundary-Layer Meteorology.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Why Do My Muscles Ache The Day After Exercise? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-do-my-muscles-ache-day-after-exercise/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (2011) Information Security: State Has Taken Steps to Implement a Continuous Monitoring Application, but Key Challenges Remain. 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
Norris EL (2008) A depth psychological view of the Christian myth: C. G. Jung, Elizabeth Boyden Howes, and the Guild for Psychological Studies. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute

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
Itzkoff D, Bai M, Spitznagel E, et al (2012) The One-Page Magazine. New York Times MM11

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abbott 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Abbott 2003; Lee and Schwarz 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Lee and Schwarz 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Shin et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleBoundary-Layer Meteorology
AbbreviationBoundary Layer Meteorol.
ISSN (print)0006-8314
ISSN (online)1573-1472
ScopeAtmospheric Science

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