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
Turekian, K. K., “Obituary: Harmon Craig (1926-2003),” Nature, vol. 423, Jun. 2003, p. 701.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mulcahy, N. J., and Call, J., “Apes save tools for future use,” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 312, May 2006, pp. 1038–1040.
A journal article with 3 authors
Weng, J.-K., Philippe, R. N., and Noel, J. P., “The rise of chemodiversity in plants,” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 336, Jun. 2012, pp. 1667–1670.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Rini, M., Tobey, R., Dean, N., Itatani, J., Tomioka, Y., Tokura, Y., Schoenlein, R. W., and Cavalleri, A., “Control of the electronic phase of a manganite by mode-selective vibrational excitation,” Nature, vol. 449, Sep. 2007, pp. 72–74.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wells, A. R., and Chiang, K., Monetizing Your Data, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.
An edited book
Zhan, J., ed., Impacts of Land-use Change on Ecosystem Services, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Parui, U., and Sanil, V., “Introduction to Windows Server Failover Clustering,” Pro SQL Server Always On Availability Groups, V. Sanil, ed., Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2016, pp. 45–52.

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
Andrew, E., “High-Speed Camera Reveals Aerosols Released From Raindrops,” IFLScience Available:


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, Business Systems Modernization: IRS’s Fiscal Year 2004 Expenditure Plan, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Borisova-Kidder, A., “Meta-Analytical Estimates of Values of Environmental Services Enhanced by Government Agricultural Conservation Programs,” Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University, 2006.

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
Stewart, J. B., “Struggling to Find the Spirit of ’86,” New York Times, Jul. 2017, p. B1.

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

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