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
Fialko, Y. (2006). Interseismic strain accumulation and the earthquake potential on the southern San Andreas fault system. Nature, 441(7096), 968–971.
A journal article with 2 authors
Huang, Y., & Li, D. (2014). Soil nitric oxide emissions from terrestrial ecosystems in China: a synthesis of modeling and measurements. Scientific Reports, 4, 7406.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bosch, R., van de Pol, M., & Philp, J. (2015). Policy: Define biomass sustainability. Nature, 523(7562), 526–527.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Li, K., Cong, R., Wu, T., & Wang, L. (2014). Bluffing promotes overconfidence on social networks. Scientific Reports, 4, 5491.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Loveland, W. D., Morrissey, D. J., & Seaborg, G. T. (2005). Modern Nuclear Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Panigrahi, B. K., Das, S., Suganthan, P. N., & Dash, S. S. (Eds.). (2010). Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing: First International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing, SEMCCO 2010, Chennai, India, December 16-18, 2010. Proceedings (Vol. 6466). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Terboven, C., an Mey, D., & Sarholz, S. (2008). OpenMP on Multicore Architectures. In B. Chapman, W. Zheng, G. R. Gao, M. Sato, E. Ayguadé, & D. Wang (Eds.), A Practical Programming Model for the Multi-Core Era: 3rd International Workshop on OpenMP, IWOMP 2007, Beijing, China, June 3-7, 2007 Proceedings (pp. 54–64). 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
O`Callaghan, J. (2015, October 22). Remains Of Dying Planet Found Orbiting A White Dwarf Star For The First Time. 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. (1993). HEAF 1992 Financial Condition (HRD-93-21R). 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
Williams, K. (2014). Riot Bias: A Textual Analysis of Pussy Riot’s Coverage in Russian and American Media [Doctoral dissertation]. Southern Illinois 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
Jones, I. B. (1903, February 14). Article 8 -- No Title. New York Times, The New York Times SATURDAY REVIEW OF BOOKS AND ARTBR10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fialko, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Fialko, 2006; Huang & Li, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Huang & Li, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Bosch et al., 2015)
  • 6 or more authors: (Li et al., 2014)

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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