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
Clark, J. M. “Paleontology. A Different Kind of Croc.” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 311, No. 5757, 2006, pp. 43–44.
A journal article with 2 authors
Awasthi, A., and Kuchroo, V. K. “Immunology. The Yin and Yang of Follicular Helper T Cells.” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 325, No. 5943, 2009, pp. 953–955.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wei, B., Dai, M., and Yin, P. “Complex Shapes Self-Assembled from Single-Stranded DNA Tiles.” Nature, Vol. 485, No. 7400, 2012, pp. 623–626.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Högberg, P., Nordgren, A., Buchmann, N., Taylor, A. F., Ekblad, A., Högberg, M. N., Nyberg, G., Ottosson-Löfvenius, M., and Read, D. J. “Large-Scale Forest Girdling Shows That Current Photosynthesis Drives Soil Respiration.” Nature, Vol. 411, No. 6839, 2001, pp. 789–792.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bass, F. Guide to the Census. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
Müller-Tomfelde, C., Ed. Tabletops - Horizontal Interactive Displays. Springer, London, 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Lin, C. Y.-Y., Edvinsson, L., Chen, J., and Beding, T. Future Perspectives and Policy Implications. In National Intellectual Capital and the Financial Crisis in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Korea, and South Africa (L. Edvinsson, J. Chen, and T. Beding, eds.), Springer, New York, NY, 2013, pp. 71–91.

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
Andrews, R. Anti-Aging Blood Tampering Device May Soon Be Used In Human Trials. 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. Regulatory Effects on R&D Are Better Assessed As Part of the Innovation Process. Publication PAD-82-1. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Eutz, R. J. The Experiences of Recovery High School Students: Using Empirical Phenomenology to Garner Knowledge. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2014.

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
Walsh, M. W. “Rhode Island Steps In for City.” New York Times, Nov 15, 2011, p. A23.

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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