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
Fiorillo, C. D., “Two dimensions of value: dopamine neurons represent reward but not aversiveness,” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 341, Aug. 2013, pp. 546–549.
A journal article with 2 authors
Saunders, L. R., and Verdin, E., “Cell biology. Stress response and aging,” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 323, Feb. 2009, pp. 1021–1022.
A journal article with 3 authors
Domnisoru, C., Kinkhabwala, A. A., and Tank, D. W., “Membrane potential dynamics of grid cells,” Nature, vol. 495, Mar. 2013, pp. 199–204.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Del Negro, C., Cappello, A., Neri, M., Bilotta, G., Hérault, A., and Ganci, G., “Lava flow hazards at Mount Etna: constraints imposed by eruptive history and numerical simulations,” Scientific reports, vol. 3, Dec. 2013, p. 3493.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Raeburn, D., Greek Tragedies as Plays for Performance, Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2016.
An edited book
Korthals, M., ed., Genomics, Obesity and the Struggle over Responsibilities, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Nevile, J. W., “Just and Unjust Macro-economic Policy,” Post-Keynesian Essays from Down Under Volume III: Essays on Ethics, Social Justice and Economics: Theory and Policy in an Historical Context, G.C. Harcourt, P. Kriesler, and J.W. Nevile, eds., London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016, pp. 34–44.

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
Andrew, E., “PhD Student Finds Two Massive Stars With Magnetic Fields In A Binary System,” 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, Aviation Security: TSA Has Completed Key Activities Associated with Implementing Secure Flight, but Additional Actions Are Needed to Mitigate Risks, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bustillo, M. F., “Heart and Art: Post-adoption program: A grant proposal,” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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
Williams, J., “Outside The Bars,” New York Times, Aug. 2016, p. BR4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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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