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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for CEAS Space 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
Caplan, A.: Genome-sequencing anniversary. What will drive genomics over the next 10 years? Science. 331, 691 (2011)
A journal article with 2 authors
Meehl, G.A., Tebaldi, C.: More intense, more frequent, and longer lasting heat waves in the 21st century. Science. 305, 994–997 (2004)
A journal article with 3 authors
Bortnik, J., Thorne, R.M., Meredith, N.P.: The unexpected origin of plasmaspheric hiss from discrete chorus emissions. Nature. 452, 62–66 (2008)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Laursen, N.S., Friesen, R.H.E., Zhu, X., Jongeneelen, M., Blokland, S., Vermond, J., van Eijgen, A., Tang, C., van Diepen, H., Obmolova, G., van der Neut Kolfschoten, M., Zuijdgeest, D., Straetemans, R., Hoffman, R.M.B., Nieusma, T., Pallesen, J., Turner, H.L., Bernard, S.M., Ward, A.B., Luo, J., Poon, L.L.M., Tretiakova, A.P., Wilson, J.M., Limberis, M.P., Vogels, R., Brandenburg, B., Kolkman, J.A., Wilson, I.A.: Universal protection against influenza infection by a multidomain antibody to influenza hemagglutinin. Science. 362, 598–602 (2018)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mallée, R., Fuchs, W., Eligehausen, R.: Design of Fastenings for Use in Concrete - the CEN/TS 1992-4 Provisions. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany (2013)
An edited book
Abawajy, J.H., Mukherjea, S., Thampi, S.M., Ruiz-Martínez, A. eds: Security in Computing and Communications: Third International Symposium, SSCC 2015, Kochi, India, August 10-13, 2015. Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Pratt, L.J., Whitehead, J.A.: Coastal Applications. In: Whitehead, J.A. (ed.) Rotating Hydraulics: Nonlinear Topographic Effects in the Ocean and Atmosphere. pp. 369–414. Springer, New York, NY (2007)

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 Space Journal.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: This Man Has Been Shedding The Polio Virus For 28 Years,


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: FAA Staffing: Air Traffic Controllers’ Work Load and Operational Performance. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1987)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Tan, C.: Conceptualizing Psychological History: Edgar Allan Poe and the Themes of the Normal and the Pathological, Life and Death, (2014)

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
Saslow, L.: On the Home Lawn, Where Alligators Roam, (2006)

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 Space Journal
AbbreviationCEAS Space J.
ISSN (print)1868-2502
ISSN (online)1868-2510
ScopeSpace and Planetary Science
Aerospace Engineering

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