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
Wilson, D. B. (2005). Immunology: Insulin auto-antigenicity in type 1 diabetes. Nature, 438(7067), E5; discussion E5-6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Weiner, H. L., & Selkoe, D. J. (2002). Inflammation and therapeutic vaccination in CNS diseases. Nature, 420(6917), 879–884.
A journal article with 3 authors
Marimuthu, A., Zhang, J., & Linic, S. (2013). Tuning selectivity in propylene epoxidation by plasmon mediated photo-switching of Cu oxidation state. Science (New York, N.Y.), 339(6127), 1590–1593.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Renwick, W. H., Smith, S. V., Sleezer, R. O., & Buddemeier, R. W. (2004). Comment on “Managing soil carbon” (II). Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5690), 1567; author reply 1567.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Price, J. (2010). The Conscious Investor. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Francis, S. H., Conti, M., & Houslay, M. D. (Eds.). (2011). Phosphodiesterases as Drug Targets (Vol. 204). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Cleophas, T. J., & Zwinderman, A. H. (2014). Loglinear Models for Assessing Incident Rates with Varying Incident Risks (12 Populations with Different Drink Consumption Patterns). In A. H. Zwinderman (Ed.), Machine Learning in Medicine - Cookbook Three (pp. 35–38). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
Andrew, E. (2014, November 4). Why Rosetta Is The Greatest Space Mission Of Our Lifetime. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2016). Intellectual Property: Patent Office Should Strengthen Search Capabilities and Better Monitor Examiners’ Work (No. GAO-16-479). Washington, DC: 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
Robinson, E. A. (2012). Exploring the Barriers to Online-Business Profitability for Small Business (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ.

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
Gorman, J. (2017, April 20). Naked Mole Rats Survive Without Oxygen. New York Times, p. D3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wilson, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Weiner & Selkoe, 2002; Wilson, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Weiner & Selkoe, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Marimuthu, Zhang, & Linic, 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Renwick, Smith, Sleezer, & Buddemeier, 2004)

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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