How to format your references using the Journal of Aerospace Information Systems citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Aerospace Information Systems. 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
Heintz, N., “Biomedicine. Ataxin-1 Regulators in the Spotlight,” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 301, No. 5629, 2003, pp. 59–60.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jin, Z., and Wang, J., “PIN Architecture for Ultrasensitive Organic Thin Film Photoconductors,” Scientific reports, Vol. 4, 2014, p. 5331.
A journal article with 3 authors
Stone, L., Olinky, R., and Huppert, A., “Seasonal Dynamics of Recurrent Epidemics,” Nature, Vol. 446, No. 7135, 2007, pp. 533–536.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Bollong, M. J., Lee, G., Coukos, J. S., Yun, H., Zambaldo, C., Chang, J. W., Chin, E. N., Ahmad, I., Chatterjee, A. K., Lairson, L. L., Schultz, P. G., and Moellering, R. E., “A Metabolite-Derived Protein Modification Integrates Glycolysis with KEAP1-NRF2 Signalling,” Nature, Vol. 562, No. 7728, 2018, pp. 600–604.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cumming, D., “Private Equity,” John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2010.
An edited book
Kim, J., and Shin, H., Eds., “Algorithm & SoC Design for Automotive Vision Systems: For Smart Safe Driving System,” Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Ryan, M. C., and Grewal, I. S., “Targeting of BAFF and APRIL for Autoimmunity and Oncology,” Therapeutic Targets of the TNF Superfamily, edited by I. S. Grewal, Springer, New York, NY, 2009, pp. 52–63.

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 Information Systems.

Blog post
Carpineti, A., “Cosmic Mystery Solved By Detailed Map Of The Universe,” IFLScience, IFLScience, Oct 13 2016. 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, “Amtrak: Key Decisions Need to Be Made in the Face of Deteriorating Financial Condition,” T-RCED-94-186, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, April 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Olsen, S. L., “A Year of Sin An Experiential Exhibition of Sin,” Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2017.

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
Dorman, J. L., “A Prolific Architect’s Groundbreaking Roots,” New York Times, Oct 06 2017, p. TR4.

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 Information Systems
AbbreviationJ. Aerosp. Comput. Inf. Commun.
ISSN (online)2327-3097

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