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
Johnson, C., “Paleontology. Megafaunal decline and fall,” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 326, Nov. 2009, pp. 1072–1073.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bennett, C. H., and Shor, P. W., “Computers and mathematics. Quantum channel capacities,” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 303, Mar. 2004, pp. 1784–1787.
A journal article with 3 authors
O’D Alexander, C. M., Boss, A. P., and Carlson, R. W., “The early evolution of the inner solar system: a meteoritic perspective,” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 293, Jul. 2001, pp. 64–68.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Schwartz, J. J., John, B. E., Cheadle, M. J., Miranda, E. A., Grimes, C. B., Wooden, J. L., and Dick, H. J. B., “Dating the growth of oceanic crust at a slow-spreading ridge,” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 310, Oct. 2005, pp. 654–657.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mathian, H., and Sanders, L., Spatio-Temporal Approaches, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
An edited book
Grassi, L., and Riba, M., eds., Psychopharmacology in Oncology and Palliative Care: A Practical Manual, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Gonçalves, S., Dourado, F., and Rodrigues, L. R., “Overview on Cell-Biomaterial Interactions,” Advanced Polymers in Medicine, F. Puoci, ed., Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015, pp. 91–128.

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., “Even Computers Find Super Mario Bros. Hard,” IFLScience.


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, Intercity Passenger Rail: Financial Performance of Amtrak’s Routes, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Aggarwal, E., “South Asian women’s attitudes toward help-seeking behaviors,” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

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
Greenhouse, L., “Justices Express Concern Over Aspects of Some Texas Redistricting,” New York Times, Mar. 2006, p. A20.

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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