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
Kaiser, D.: The search for clean cash. Nature. 472, 30–31 (2011)
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhu, H., Tromp, J.: Mapping tectonic deformation in the crust and upper mantle beneath Europe and the North Atlantic Ocean. Science. 341, 871–875 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
McElwain, J.C., Wagner, P.J., Hesselbo, S.P.: Fossil plant relative abundances indicate sudden loss of Late Triassic biodiversity in East Greenland. Science. 324, 1554–1556 (2009)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Keenan, R.A., De Riva, A., Corleis, B., Hepburn, L., Licence, S., Winkler, T.H., Mårtensson, I.-L.: Censoring of autoreactive B cell development by the pre-B cell receptor. Science. 321, 696–699 (2008)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Collins, D.: Magic in the Ancient Greek World. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK (2008)
An edited book
Wiggins, O.P., Allen, A.C. eds: Clinical Ethics and the Necessity of Stories: Essays in Honor of Richard M. Zaner. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2011)
A chapter in an edited book
Mrozynski, G., Stallein, M.: Quasi Stationary Fields – Eddy Currents. In: Stallein, M. (ed.) Electromagnetic Field Theory: A Collection of Problems. pp. 126–193. Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, Wiesbaden (2013)

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, D.: Drone Captures Breathtaking Footage Inside The Worlds Largest Cave


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: Highway Safety: Federal and State Efforts Related to Accidents That Involve Non-Commercial Vehicles Carrying Unsecured Loads. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2012)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Randall, S.L.: Psychologists’ use of, familiarity, and comfort with Alcoholics Anonymous Slogans in psychotherapy, (2010)

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
Kelly, R.W.: The Police Department’s 9-Millimeter Revolution, (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 Space Journal
AbbreviationCEAS Space J.
ISSN (print)1868-2502
ISSN (online)1868-2510
ScopeSpace and Planetary Science
Aerospace Engineering

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