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
Weinberger AJ (2002) Planetary disks. A dusty business. Science 295:2027–2028
A journal article with 2 authors
Howard J, Hyman AA (2003) Dynamics and mechanics of the microtubule plus end. Nature 422:753–758
A journal article with 3 authors
Wible B, Mervis J, Wigginton NS (2014) The global supply chain. Rethinking the global supply chain. Introduction. Science 344:1100–1103
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Maya Vetencourt JF, Sale A, Viegi A, et al (2008) The antidepressant fluoxetine restores plasticity in the adult visual cortex. Science 320:385–388

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bitam S, Mellouk A (2014) Bio-Inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Altenbach H, Sadowski T (eds) (2015) Failure and Damage Analysis of Advanced Materials, 1st edn. Springer, Vienna
A chapter in an edited book
Hendler J, Mulvehill AM (2016) The Limits of Humans. In: Mulvehill AM (ed) Social Machines: The Coming Collision of Artificial Intelligence, Social Networking, and Humanity. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp 58–71

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
Davis J (2016) Researchers Develop An Inhaler To Protect Against Air Pollution. 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 (1995) Aviation Research: Perspectives on FAA’s Efforts to Develop New Technology. 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
Goldberg DS (2010) Poly (amido amine) dendrimers: Transepithelial transport mechanisms and applications in oral drug delivery. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Saslow L (2006) Jets Overhead, Noise Complaints Below. New York Times 14LI2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Weinberger 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Weinberger 2002; Howard and Hyman 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Howard and Hyman 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Maya Vetencourt et al. 2008)

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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