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
Rahman, N.: Realizing the promise of cancer predisposition genes. Nature. 505, 302–308 (2014)
A journal article with 2 authors
Taylor, J.R., Stocker, R.: Trade-offs of chemotactic foraging in turbulent water. Science. 338, 675–679 (2012)
A journal article with 3 authors
Watanabe, T., Náñez, J.E., Sasaki, Y.: Perceptual learning without perception. Nature. 413, 844–848 (2001)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kawai, M., Ogawa, Y., Shimmura, S., Ohta, S., Suzuki, T., Kawamura, N., Kuwana, M., Kawakami, Y., Tsubota, K.: Expression and localization of aging markers in lacrimal gland of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Sci. Rep. 3, 2455 (2013)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rim, C.T., Mi, C.: Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles and Mobile Devices. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2017)
An edited book
Giordano, A., Macaluso, M. eds: Gynecological Cancers: Genetic and Epigenetic Targets and Drug Development. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Rybacki, K.S., Kump, L.R., Hanski, E.J., Melezhik, V.A.: 7.4 An Apparent Oxidation of the Upper Mantle versus Regional Deep Oxidation of Terrestrial Surfaces in the Fennoscandian Shield. In: Melezhik, V.A., Prave, A.R., Hanski, E.J., Fallick, A.E., Lepland, A., Kump, L.R., and Strauss, H. (eds.) Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation: Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project. pp. 1151–1167. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (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, E.: Does A Mum’s Diet During Pregnancy Influence Her Baby’s Food Preferences?


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: Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Many Federal Programs Fund Transportation Services, but Obstacles to Coordination Persist. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2003)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Stephens, A.H.: William Harold Fletcher (b. 1923): His life and career in music education at Oklahoma Christian University, 1950–2012, (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
Shear, M.D., Davenport, C.: World Awaits President’s Decision on U.S. Future in Paris Accord, (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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