How to format your references using the Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery. 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
Wesnousky SG: Predicting the endpoints of earthquake ruptures. Nature 2006;444(7117):358-360.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rodrigues AR, Tabin CJ: Developmental biology. Deserts and waves in gene expression. Science 2013;340(6137):1181-1182.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mang PK, Larochelle S, Greven M: Condensed-matter physics: spurious magnetism in high-T(c) superconductor. Nature 2003;426(6963):139-40; discussion 140.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Case RB, Chang Y-P, Smith SB, Gore J, Cozzarelli NR, Bustamante C: The bacterial condensin MukBEF compacts DNA into a repetitive, stable structure. Science 2004;305(5681):222-227.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lieberman NP: Troubleshooting Vacuum Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Bernhaupt R, ed.: Evaluating User Experience in Games: Concepts and Methods. London: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Guyeux C, Bahi JM: A Topological Study of Chaotic Iterations Application to Hash Functions. In: Elizondo DA, Solanas A, Martinez-Balleste A, eds. Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012:51-73.

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 Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery.

Blog post
Hamilton K: How The Human Brain Can Register Information Without Conscious Attention. IFLScience 2016. Available at: Accessed October 30, 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: D.C. Charter Schools: Strengthening Monitoring and Process When Schools Close Could Improve Accountability and Ease Student Transitions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Wiggins BB: Using Induced Signals to Develop a Position-Sensitive Microchannel Plate Detector. 2017.

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
Rothenberg B: Williams and Kvitova Continue Remarkable Runs to a Showdown. New York Times. September 4, 2017:D4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleJournal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
AbbreviationJ. Aerosol Med. Pulm. Drug Deliv.
ISSN (print)1941-2711
ISSN (online)1941-2703
ScopePharmacology (medical)
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Pharmaceutical Science

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