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
Savage, N.: Mobile data: Made to measure. Nature. 527, S12-3 (2015)
A journal article with 2 authors
LaCour, M.J., Green, D.P.: Political science. When contact changes minds: an experiment on transmission of support for gay equality. Science. 346, 1366–1369 (2014)
A journal article with 3 authors
Hunte, C., Zickermann, V., Brandt, U.: Functional modules and structural basis of conformational coupling in mitochondrial complex I. Science. 329, 448–451 (2010)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Holzenberger, M., Dupont, J., Ducos, B., Leneuve, P., Géloën, A., Even, P.C., Cervera, P., Le Bouc, Y.: IGF-1 receptor regulates lifespan and resistance to oxidative stress in mice. Nature. 421, 182–187 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bouchet, O.: Wireless Optical Communications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ (2012)
An edited book
Tomppo, E.: Designing and Conducting a Forest Inventory - case: 9th National Forest Inventory of Finland. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2011)
A chapter in an edited book
Tepedino, G.: Human Rights in Private Law: The Brazilian Experience. In: Trstenjak, V. and Weingerl, P. (eds.) The Influence of Human Rights and Basic Rights in Private Law. pp. 115–141. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)

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
O`Callaghan, J.: Does Drinking Wine Seriously Engage Your Brain More Than A Math Problem?,


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: Public Education: Title I Services Provided to Students With Limited English Proficiency. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1999)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Horning, C.L.: Kinesthetic learning in algebra and its effects on students’ achievement and disposition toward mathemathics, (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
Vecsey, G.: A Title Once Held by Ruth and Berra Now Belongs to . . , (2015)

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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