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
Astin, C.: Helping young scientists to speak for themselves. Nature. 460, 683 (2009)
A journal article with 2 authors
Chakraborty, A., Bandyopadhyay, S.: FOGSAA: Fast Optimal Global Sequence Alignment Algorithm. Sci. Rep. 3, 1746 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
Riddihough, G., Purnell, B.A., Travis, J.: Freedom of expression. Introduction to special issue. Science. 319, 1781 (2008)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Capelluto, D.G.S., Kutateladze, T.G., Habas, R., Finkielstein, C.V., He, X., Overduin, M.: The DIX domain targets dishevelled to actin stress fibres and vesicular membranes. Nature. 419, 726–729 (2002)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Harrington, P.J.: Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry for Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2010)
An edited book
Mancuso, S., Shabala, S. eds: Rhythms in Plants: Phenomenology, Mechanisms, and Adaptive Significance. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2007)
A chapter in an edited book
Placier, P., Pinnegar, S., Hamilton, M.L., Guilfoyle, K.: Exploring the Concept of Dialogue in the Self-Study of Teaching Practices. In: Kosnik, C., Beck, C., Freese, A.R., and Samaras, A.P. (eds.) Making a Difference in Teacher Education Through Self-Study: Studies of Personal, Professional and Program Renewal. pp. 51–64. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2005)

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
Taub, B.: Gay Beetles Have More Fertile Sisters,


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: Cost/Benefit Analysis--A Legislative Branch Viewpoint. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1979)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hendricks-Harris, M.T.: Quality Induction: The Effects of Comprehensive Induction on New Teacher Retention and Job Satisfaction, (2012)

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
Wagner, J.: How to Endure Extra Innings? For Granderson, It’s Sip by Sip, (2017)

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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