How to format your references using the Journal of Air Transport Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Air Transport Management. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Schiermeier, Q., 2003. Europe told to unite on spy satellites. Nature 422, 361.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bland, P.A., Artemieva, N.A., 2003. Efficient disruption of small asteroids by Earth’s atmosphere. Nature 424, 288–291.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang, Z., Szolnoki, A., Perc, M., 2013. Optimal interdependence between networks for the evolution of cooperation. Sci. Rep. 3, 2470.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Saneyoshi, T., Kume, S., Amasaki, Y., Mikoshiba, K., 2002. The Wnt/calcium pathway activates NF-AT and promotes ventral cell fate in Xenopus embryos. Nature 417, 295–299.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
De Spiegeleer, J., Schoutens, W., Van Hulle, C., 2014. The Handbook of Hybrid Securities. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Safir, M.P., Wallach, H.S., Rizzo, A. “skip” (Eds.), 2015. Future Directions in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Hertel, D., Leuschner, C., Harteveld, M., Wiens, M., 2007. Fine root mass, distribution and regeneration in disturbed primary forests and secondary forests of the moist tropics, in: Tscharntke, T., Leuschner, C., Zeller, M., Guhardja, E., Bidin, A. (Eds.), Stability of Tropical Rainforest Margins: Linking Ecological, Economic and Social Constraints of Land Use and Conservation, Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 87–106.

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 Air Transport Management.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. Test-driving the brain could reveal early signs of Alzheimer’s [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1995. Department of Energy: Procedures Lacking to Protect Computerized Data (No. AIMD-95-118). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Moreno, S., 2009. Mother-child relationships: Females behind bars and their children (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Cooper, H., Shear, M.D., Searcey, D., 2017. Travel Ban on Chad Could Harm American Interests, Officials Say. New York Times A6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Schiermeier, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Bland and Artemieva, 2003; Schiermeier, 2003).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Bland and Artemieva, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Saneyoshi et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Air Transport Management
AbbreviationJ. Air Transp. Manage.
ISSN (print)0969-6997
ScopeStrategy and Management
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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