How to format your references using the CEAS Aeronautical Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for CEAS Aeronautical Journal. 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
Adams, J.U.: Genetics: Big hopes for big data. Nature. 527, S108-9 (2015)
A journal article with 2 authors
Johnson, B.C., Melosh, H.J.: Impact spherules as a record of an ancient heavy bombardment of Earth. Nature. 485, 75–77 (2012)
A journal article with 3 authors
Xing, L., Li, X., Snider, W.D.: Neurodevelopment. “RASopathic” astrocytes constrain neural plasticity. Science. 348, 636–637 (2015)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Brennecke, F., Donner, T., Ritter, S., Bourdel, T., Köhl, M., Esslinger, T.: Cavity QED with a Bose-Einstein condensate. Nature. 450, 268–271 (2007)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Clark, M.: Understanding Diabetes. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2006)
An edited book
Blazy, S., Chechik, M. eds: Verified Software. Theories, Tools, and Experiments: 8th International Conference, VSTTE 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 17–18, 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Mac an Airchinnigh, M.: Let Me Tell You Something about (Y)our Culture? In: Kurbanoğlu, S., Al, U., Lepon Erdoğan, P., Tonta, Y., and Uçak, N. (eds.) Technological Convergence and Social Networks in Information Management: Second International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, IMCW 2010, Ankara, Turkey, September 22-24, 2010. Proceedings. pp. 31–44. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2010)

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 CEAS Aeronautical Journal.

Blog post
Fang, J.: Female Stick Insect Produces Anti-Aphrodisiac to Repel Males,


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: Air Force F-22 Embedded Computers. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1994)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Thomack, A.: Random Harmonic Polynomials, (2017)

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
Hollander, S.: HARVARD 37, FORDHAM 30, (1999)

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 titleCEAS Aeronautical Journal
AbbreviationCEAS Aeronaut. J.
ISSN (print)1869-5582
ISSN (online)1869-5590
ScopeAerospace Engineering

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