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
Contreras JL (2010) Information access. Prepublication data release, latency, and genome commons. Science 329:393–394
A journal article with 2 authors
Huang ZJ, Luo L (2015) NEUROSCIENCE. It takes the world to understand the brain. Science 350:42–44
A journal article with 3 authors
Indjeian VB, Stern BM, Murray AW (2005) The centromeric protein Sgo1 is required to sense lack of tension on mitotic chromosomes. Science 307:130–133
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Chen X, Hiller M, Sancak Y, Fuller MT (2005) Tissue-specific TAFs counteract Polycomb to turn on terminal differentiation. Science 310:869–872

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gatarek D, Bachert P, Maksymiuk R (2007) The LIBOR Market Model in Practice. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Groth P, Frew J (eds) (2012) Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes: 4th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2012, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, June 19-21, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Fitzgerald DP, Herrmann JW, Sandborn PA, et al (2008) Constructing a Product Design for the Environment Process. In: Misra KB (ed) Handbook of Performability Engineering. Springer, London, pp 57–69

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
Fang J (2016) How Mongoose Moms Protect Their Pups Before They’re Born. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/how-mongoose-moms-protect-their-pups-before-theyre-born/. 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 (1992) Financial Management: NASA’s Financial Reports Are Based on Unreliable Data. 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
Arens JL (2015) Power, Oppression, and Group Difference Interrogation: A Call to Social Justice Movement Organizations. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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
Vlasic B, Chapman MM (2015) U.A.W. Is Said to Flatly Reject Fiat Chrysler Contract Offer. New York Times B1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Contreras 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Contreras 2010; Huang and Luo 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Huang and Luo 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Chen et al. 2005)

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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