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
Bonan, G. B. “Forests and Climate Change: Forcings, Feedbacks, and the Climate Benefits of Forests.” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 320, No. 5882, 2008, pp. 1444–1449.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zou, L., and Elledge, S. J. “Sensing DNA Damage through ATRIP Recognition of RPA-SsDNA Complexes.” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 300, No. 5625, 2003, pp. 1542–1548.
A journal article with 3 authors
Beatty, C. D., Beirinckx, K., and Sherratt, T. N. “The Evolution of Müllerian Mimicry in Multispecies Communities.” Nature, Vol. 431, No. 7004, 2004, pp. 63–66.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Miller, S. A., Collettini, C., Chiaraluce, L., Cocco, M., Barchi, M., and Kaus, B. J. P. “Aftershocks Driven by a High-Pressure CO2 Source at Depth.” Nature, Vol. 427, No. 6976, 2004, pp. 724–727.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dubil, R. Financial Engineering and Arbitrage in the Financial Markets. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK, 2011.
An edited book
Innocenti, F., Ed. Genomics and Pharmacogenomics in Anticancer Drug Development and Clinical Response. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Capitelli, M., Colonna, G., and D’Angola, A. Atomic Partition Function. In Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Chemical Physics: Thermodynamics (G. Colonna and A. D’Angola, eds.), Springer, New York, NY, 2012, pp. 61–78.

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
Fang, J. Kangaroos Have Five Legs. 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. [Comments on FAA Employee’s Claim for Real Estate Expenses]. Publication B-252405.2. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Tan, S. W. A Pedagogical Approach to Selected Études from Étude En Douze Exercices, S.136 and Études d ’exécution Transcendante, S.139 by Franz Liszt. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2013.

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
Billard, M. “Scouting Report.” New York Times, Sep 23, 2010, p. E9.

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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