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
Bowerman, B. (2005). Cell biology. Oxidative stress and cancer: a beta-catenin convergence. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5725), 1119–1120.
A journal article with 2 authors
Codelli, J. A., & Reisman, S. E. (2013). Chemistry. Pactamycin made easy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6129), 152–153.
A journal article with 3 authors
Horne-Badovinac, S., Rebagliati, M., & Stainier, D. Y. R. (2003). A cellular framework for gut-looping morphogenesis in zebrafish. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5645), 662–665.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Prevedel, R., Walther, P., Tiefenbacher, F., Böhi, P., Kaltenbaek, R., Jennewein, T., & Zeilinger, A. (2007). High-speed linear optics quantum computing using active feed-forward. Nature, 445(7123), 65–69.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bisswanger, H. (2005). Enzymkinetik. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Suzuki, K., Ishii, K., Sakurai, S., & Sasaki, S. (Eds.). (2006). Plantation Technology in Tropical Forest Science. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Becvar, D. S. (2013). Facilitating Family Resilience in Clinical Practice. In D. S. Becvar (Ed.), Handbook of Family Resilience (pp. 51–64). 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
Luntz, S. (2016, October 31). Coral Snake Has The Venom Of A Scorpion. 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. (1972). Identification of NASA Research and Development Programs Subject to Benefit-Cost Analysis (B-176104). 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
Moro, J. M. (2017). School Improvement Grants at Work: A Study of Urban, Public New England Schools [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
Barron, J. (2016, December 18). Le Train Bleu Is Departing Bloomingdale’s. A Rail Buff Sees It Off. New York Times, A19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bowerman, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Bowerman, 2005; Codelli & Reisman, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Codelli & Reisman, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Horne-Badovinac et al., 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Prevedel et al., 2007)

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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