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
Lewenstein, M. (2002). Physics. Resolving physical processes on the attosecond time scale. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5584), 1131–1132.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sothmann, B., & Flindt, C. (2013). Physics. Quantized electronic heat flow. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6158), 569–570.
A journal article with 3 authors
Green, D. R., Galluzzi, L., & Kroemer, G. (2011). Mitochondria and the autophagy-inflammation-cell death axis in organismal aging. Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6046), 1109–1112.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ligi, M., Bonatti, E., Cuffaro, M., & Brunelli, D. (2013). Post-mesozoic rapid increase of seawater Mg/Ca due to enhanced mantle-seawater interaction. Scientific Reports, 3, 2752.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Thomas, C. G. (2014). Greece. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Rose, A. (Ed.). (2015). Anticoagulation Management: A Guidebook for Pharmacists (1st ed. 2015). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Tecilazich, F., Dinh, T. L., & Veves, A. (2012). Diabetic Neuropathy. In G. V. Shrikhande & J. F. McKinsey (Eds.), Diabetes and Peripheral Vascular Disease: Diagnosis and Management (pp. 39–51). Humana Press.

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, D. (2017, March 9). China Says It Has Stopped Harvesting Organs, But Evidence Belies Its Claim. 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. (1998). Federal Communications Commission: Competitive Bidding Procedures (OGC-98-26). 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
Adelman, S. W. (2009). Early childhood nutritional responses to targeted food aid and social network disruptions in Ugandan internally displaced person’s camps [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Protess, B. (2017, January 5). Corzine and Regulators Settle in MF Global Case. New York Times, B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lewenstein, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Lewenstein, 2002; Sothmann & Flindt, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Sothmann & Flindt, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Green et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Ligi et al., 2013)

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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