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
Weitz, D. A. (2009). Materials science. Unjamming a polymer glass. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5911), 214–215.
A journal article with 2 authors
Watson, E. B., & Harrison, T. M. (2005). Zircon thermometer reveals minimum melting conditions on earliest Earth. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5723), 841–844.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sarbu, T., Styranec, T., & Beckman, E. J. (2000). Non-fluorous polymers with very high solubility in supercritical CO2 down to low pressures. Nature, 405(6783), 165–168.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Olson, V. G., Heusner, C. L., Bland, R. J., During, M. J., Weinshenker, D., & Palmiter, R. D. (2006). Role of noradrenergic signaling by the nucleus tractus solitarius in mediating opiate reward. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5763), 1017–1020.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Raynaud, H., & Arrow, K. J. (2011). Managerial Logic. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Reiher, M. (Ed.). (2007). Atomistic Approaches in Modern Biology: From Quantum Chemistry to Molecular Simulations (Vol. 268). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Andersen, P. T. (2013). Sociological Perspectives on Neighbourhood Context and Health. In C. Stock & A. Ellaway (Eds.), Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion (pp. 61–75). Springer US.

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. (2015, July 30). Watch A Rocket’s-Eye View Of Being Launched Into Space. 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. (1991). Tax System Modernization: Further Testing of IRS’ Automated Taxpayer Service Systems Is Needed (IMTEC-91-42). 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
Moore, J. (2012). Recall after conscious sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures and its effect on patient satisfaction [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Philpott, M. L. (2017, July 14). My Adventures in Accountability. New York Times, SR9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Weitz, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Watson & Harrison, 2005; Weitz, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Watson & Harrison, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Sarbu et al., 2000)
  • 6 or more authors: (Olson et al., 2006)

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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