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
Martin, E. E. “Earth Science: Ocean Circulation and Rapid Climate Change.” Nature, Vol. 517, No. 7532, 2015, pp. 30–31.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bagnall, M. W., and McLean, D. L. “Modular Organization of Axial Microcircuits in Zebrafish.” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 343, No. 6167, 2014, pp. 197–200.
A journal article with 3 authors
Young, K. V., Brodie, E. D., Jr, and Brodie, E. D., 3rd. “How the Horned Lizard Got Its Horns.” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 304, No. 5667, 2004, p. 65.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Geijsen, N., Uings, I. J., Pals, C., Armstrong, J., McKinnon, M., Raaijmakers, J. A., Lammers, J. W., Koenderman, L., and Coffer, P. J. “Cytokine-Specific Transcriptional Regulation through an IL-5Ralpha Interacting Protein.” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 293, No. 5532, 2001, pp. 1136–1138.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fell, G. J. Decoding the IT Value Problem. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
Schein, M., and Rogers, P. N., Eds. Chirurgia Addominale d’urgenza: Il Buon Senso Di Schein: Guida Pratica per Sopravvivere Nella Trincea Delle Urgenze Chirurgiche. Springer, Milano, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Horita, M. When an Electronic Citizen Forum Works and When Not: An Organisational Analysis of the Mitaka Master Plan Process. In Innovations in Collaborative Urban Regeneration (M. Horita and H. Koizumi, eds.), Springer Japan, Tokyo, 2009, pp. 53–66.

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
Hale, T. Girls Are Put Off Science Because STEM Toys Are Branded As Boy’s Toys, Research Says. 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. Space Transportation: Progress of the X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle Program. Publication T-NSIAD-99-243. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Arnold, J. K. An Ecological Model for Health Policy Review: The Integration of New Institutional and Public Choice Theory for Public Policy Assessment. Doctoral dissertation. Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ, 2015.

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
Burghardt, L. F. “The Legacies They Left.” New York Times, Jan 01, 2006, p. 14LI6.

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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