How to format your references using the Journal of Aerosol Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Aerosol Science. 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
Raffaelli, D. (2002). Ecology. From Elton to mathematics and back again. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5570), 1035–1037.
A journal article with 2 authors
Howard, J. A. K., & Probert, M. R. (2014). Cutting-edge techniques used for the structural investigation of single crystals. Science (New York, N.Y.), 343(6175), 1098–1102.
A journal article with 3 authors
Polikanov, Y. S., Blaha, G. M., & Steitz, T. A. (2012). How hibernation factors RMF, HPF, and YfiA turn off protein synthesis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 336(6083), 915–918.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Reeves, W. H., Skryabin, D. V., Biancalana, F., Knight, J. C., Russell, P. S. J., Omenetto, F. G., Efimov, A., & Taylor, A. J. (2003). Transformation and control of ultra-short pulses in dispersion-engineered photonic crystal fibres. Nature, 424(6948), 511–515.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mcphee, J. E. (2014). Mastering Strategic Risk. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Piergiovanni, L. (2016). Food Packaging Materials (S. Limbo, Ed.). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Silva, M. F., Tenreiro Machado, J. A., & Lopes, A. M. (2005). Integer vs. Fractional Order Control of a Hexapod Robot. In P. de González Santos (Ed.), Climbing and Walking Robots: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference CLAWAR 2004 (pp. 73–83). Springer.

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 Science.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2016, May 12). Running Can Boost Your Brain Power. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1978). National Materials Research and Development Capability (105050). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Simone, P. S. (2012). A mixed methods study of culturally proficient practices in an elementary school [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine University.

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
Pilon, M. (2015, February 15). The Progressive Who Didn’t Pass ‘Go.’ New York Times, BU1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Raffaelli, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Howard & Probert, 2014; Raffaelli, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Howard & Probert, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Polikanov et al., 2012)
  • 6 or more authors: (Reeves et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Aerosol Science
AbbreviationJ. Aerosol Sci.
ISSN (print)0021-8502
ScopeEnvironmental Chemistry
General Materials Science

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