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
Schlessinger J: Signal transduction. Autoinhibition control. Science 2003;300(5620):750-752.
A journal article with 2 authors
Van Tuyl R, Pereltsvaig A: Comment on “Phonemic diversity supports a serial founder effect model of language expansion from Africa.” Science 2012;335(6069):657; author reply 657.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cymes GD, Ni Y, Grosman C: Probing ion-channel pores one proton at a time. Nature 2005;438(7070):975-980.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Mashimo T, Kaneko T, Sakuma T, Kobayashi J, Kunihiro Y, Voigt B, Yamamoto T, Serikawa T: Efficient gene targeting by TAL effector nucleases coinjected with exonucleases in zygotes. Sci. Rep. 2013;3:1253.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wildi O: Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010.
An edited book
Guglielmi M, Kickelbick G, Martucci A, eds.: Sol-Gel Nanocomposites. New York, NY: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Arai D, Yoshihara K, Idoue A: Network-Wide Rollback Scheme for Fast Recovery from Operator Errors Toward Dependable Network. In: Ma Y, Choi D, Ata S, eds. Challenges for Next Generation Network Operations and Service Management: 11th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2008, Beijing, China, October 22-24, 2008. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008:41-50.

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
Fang J: Peer Deeply into the Cross-Section of the Universe. IFLScience 2014. 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: Public Transportation: Multiple Factors Influence Extent of Transit-Oriented Development. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Dhah S: The relationship between job-embedded professional development and special education teacher self-efficacy in hard-to-staff middle schools. 2015.

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
Sutherland J: You Don’t Know Jane. New York Times. July 10, 2017:BR11.

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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