How to format your references using the Flow, Turbulence and Combustion citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Flow, Turbulence and Combustion. 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
Hannon, G.J.: RNA interference. Nature. 418, 244–251 (2002)
A journal article with 2 authors
Théry, M., Casas, J.: Predator and prey views of spider camouflage. Nature. 415, 133 (2002)
A journal article with 3 authors
Wearn, O.R., Reuman, D.C., Ewers, R.M.: Response to comment on “Extinction debt and windows of conservation opportunity in the Brazilian Amazon.” Science. 339, 271 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wernet, M.F., Mazzoni, E.O., Çelik, A., Duncan, D.M., Duncan, I., Desplan, C.: Stochastic spineless expression creates the retinal mosaic for colour vision. Nature. 440, 174–180 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hadjsaïd, N., Sabonnadière, J.-C.: Power Systems and Restructuring. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2013)
An edited book
Prokop, A.: Systems Biology in Biotech & Pharma: A Changing Paradigm. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Li, H., Zhang, C., Li, L., Pang, M.: A Streaming Implementation of Transform and Quantization in H.264. In: Gerndt, M. and Kranzlmüller, D. (eds.) High Performance Computing and Communications: Second International Conference, HPCC 2006, Munich, Germany, September 13-15, 2006. Proceedings. pp. 41–50. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2006)

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 Flow, Turbulence and Combustion.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: Want To Know Your Risk Of Dying In The Next Five Years? Take The Ubble Age Test,


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: Head Start: A More Comprehensive Risk Management Strategy and Data Improvements Could Further Strengthen Program Oversight. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2008)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pockross, A.F.: Campbell, Turner and dog training in Adam Freeman Pockross’s “Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge,” (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
Poniewozik, J.: An Old Log Learns Some New Tricks, (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 titleFlow, Turbulence and Combustion
AbbreviationAppl. Sci. Res.
ISSN (print)1386-6184
ISSN (online)1573-1987
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
General Physics and Astronomy

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