How to format your references using the International Journal of Biometeorology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Biometeorology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Toggweiler JR (2009) Climate change. Shifting westerlies. Science 323:1434–1435
A journal article with 2 authors
Wheeler T, von Braun J (2013) Climate change impacts on global food security. Science 341:508–513
A journal article with 3 authors
Morewedge CK, Huh YE, Vosgerau J (2010) Thought for food: imagined consumption reduces actual consumption. Science 330:1530–1533
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Koziol K, Vilatela J, Moisala A, et al (2007) High-performance carbon nanotube fiber. Science 318:1892–1895

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pickles J, Smith A, Begg R, et al (2015) Articulations of Capital. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Azevedo JC, Perera AH, Pinto MA (eds) (2014) Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Li Y, Ai H, Huang C, Lao S (2006) Robust Head Tracking with Particles Based on Multiple Cues Fusion. In: Huang TS, Sebe N, Lew MS, et al. (eds) Computer Vision in Human-Computer Interaction: ECCV 2006 Workshop on HCI, Graz, Austria, May 13, 2006. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 29–39

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 International Journal of Biometeorology.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Drunken Monkeys? Only Humans Really Don’t Know When They’ve Had Enough. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (2013) Information Technology: Additional Executive Review Sessions Needed to Address Troubled Projects. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Tsai C-N (2012) A simulation study of hierarchical wireless sensor networks. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Walsh MW (2012) Bankruptcy In California Is Not Seen As a Trend. New York Times B1

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Toggweiler 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Toggweiler 2009; Wheeler and von Braun 2013).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Wheeler and von Braun 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Koziol et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Biometeorology
AbbreviationInt. J. Biometeorol.
ISSN (print)0020-7128
ISSN (online)1432-1254
ScopeAtmospheric Science
Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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