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
Mellman I: Setting logical priorities. Nature 2001;410(6832):1026.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nielsen R, Hubisz MJ: Evolutionary genomics: detecting selection needs comparative data. Nature 2005;433(7023):E6; discussion E7-8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Roberts L, Stone R, Sugden A: The rise of restoration ecology. Science 2009;325(5940):555.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Mushotzky RF, Cowie LL, Barger AJ, Arnaud KA: Resolving the extragalactic hard X-ray background. Nature 2000;404(6777):459-464.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stack T, Ostrom LT, Wilhelmsen CA: Occupational Ergonomics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
Szajdak LW, ed.: Bioactive Compounds in Agricultural Soils. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Argatov I, Mishuris G: Linear Transversely Isotropic Biphasic Model for Articular Cartilage Layer. In: Mishuris G, ed. Contact Mechanics of Articular Cartilage Layers: Asymptotic Models. Advanced Structured Materials. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015:149-202.

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
Luntz S: Fireball Meteor Filmed Over Tennessee. 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: Use Of Missile Procurement Funds To Finance Research And Development Efforts. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1969.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Marmolejo R: Drop-in center for homeless veteran families: A grant proposal. 2013.

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
Ivory D, Ruiz RR: G.M. Resists Expanding Victims’ Fund. New York Times. July 19, 2014:B1.

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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