How to format your references using the Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Bindschadler, R., “Climate Change. Hitting the Ice Sheets Where It Hurts,” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 311, No. 5768, 2006, pp. 1720–1721.
A journal article with 2 authors
Elena, S. F., and Sanjuán, R., “Evolution. Climb Every Mountain?,” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 302, No. 5653, 2003, pp. 2074–2075.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mace, G. M., Gittleman, J. L., and Purvis, A., “Preserving the Tree of Life,” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 300, No. 5626, 2003, pp. 1707–1709.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Emerson, J., Weinstein, Y. S., Saraceno, M., Lloyd, S., and Cory, D. G., “Pseudo-Random Unitary Operators for Quantum Information Processing,” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 302, No. 5653, 2003, pp. 2098–2100.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grinshpan, L., “Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles,” John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2012.
An edited book
Casares-Giner, V., Manzoni, P., and Pont, A., Eds., “NETWORKING 2011 Workshops: International IFIP TC 6 Workshops, PE-CRN, NC-Pro, WCNS, and SUNSET 2011, Held at NETWORKING 2011, Valencia, Spain, May 13, 2011, Revised Selected Papers,” Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Yu, J., and Shen, Y., “Evolutionary Personalized Hashtag Recommendation,” Web-Age Information Management: 15th International Conference, WAIM 2014, Macau, China, June 16-18, 2014. Proceedings, edited by F. Li, G. Li, S.-W. Hwang, B. Yao, and Z. Zhang, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014, pp. 34–37.

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 Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication.

Blog post
Hale, T., “Scientists Restoring 150-Year-Old Taxidermy Piece Find Human Skull Inside,” IFLScience, IFLScience, Jan 27 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2018.


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, “Analysis of Travel Activities of Certain Regulatory Agency Commissioners During 1971-75,” CED-76-155, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, October 1976.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Mann, H. M., “Testing for Differentially Functioning Indicators Using Mixtures of Confirmatory Factor Analysis Models,” Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD, 2009.

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
Yablonsky, L., “Exhibit A-List,” New York Times, Oct 18 2009, p. M226.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication
ISSN (online)1542-9423

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