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
Weitz, D. A. “PHYSICS. Packing in the Spheres.” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 303, No. 5660, 2004, pp. 968–969.
A journal article with 2 authors
Heilbron, J. L., and Bynum, W. F. “1902 and All That.” Nature, Vol. 415, No. 6867, 2002, pp. 15–18.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sund, J., Andér, M., and Aqvist, J. “Principles of Stop-Codon Reading on the Ribosome.” Nature, Vol. 465, No. 7300, 2010, pp. 947–950.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Beebe, K., Mock, M., Merriman, E., and Schimmel, P. “Distinct Domains of TRNA Synthetase Recognize the Same Base Pair.” Nature, Vol. 451, No. 7174, 2008, pp. 90–93.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schaik, C. P. V. The Primate Origins of Human Nature. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2015.
An edited book
Mellodge, P. Model Abstraction in Dynamical Systems: Application to Mobile Robot Control. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
McMillan, D. B. Events Associated with Fertilization. In Fish Histology: Female Reproductive Systems (D. B. McMillan, ed.), Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2007, pp. 285–333.

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
Taub, B. Crystal Meth In Adelaide’s Sewage Has Doubled In Four Years. IFLScience. Accessed Oct. 30, 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. School Meal Programs: Revenue and Expense Information from Selected States. Publication GAO-03-569. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2003.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pelser, C. R. Interpretation of Aaron Copland’s Duo for Flute and Piano. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 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
Saslow, L. “Bond Issue Is Approved for Sachem Schools.” New York Times, Mar 16, 2008, p. LI2.

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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