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
Bourzac, K., 2015. Therapy: An immune one-two punch. Nature 528, S134-6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Diaz, R.E., Sebastian, T., 2013. Electromagnetic limits to radiofrequency (RF) neuronal telemetry. Sci. Rep. 3, 3535.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mason, G.J., Cooper, J., Clarebrough, C., 2001. Frustrations of fur-farmed mink. Nature 410, 35–36.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Klinakis, A., Lobry, C., Abdel-Wahab, O., Oh, P., Haeno, H., Buonamici, S., van De Walle, I., Cathelin, S., Trimarchi, T., Araldi, E., Liu, C., Ibrahim, S., Beran, M., Zavadil, J., Efstratiadis, A., Taghon, T., Michor, F., Levine, R.L., Aifantis, I., 2011. A novel tumour-suppressor function for the Notch pathway in myeloid leukaemia. Nature 473, 230–233.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Castillo, E., Cobo, A., Jubete, F., Pruneda, R.E., 1999. Orthogonal Sets and Polar Methods in Linear Algebra. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Verma, A.K., 2016. Reliability and Safety Engineering, 2nd ed. 2016. ed, Springer Series in Reliability Engineering. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Mansour, S., Magnan, J., Haidar, H., Nicolas, K., Louryan, S., 2013. Middle Ear Compartments, in: Magnan, J., Haidar, H., Nicolas, K., Louryan, S. (Eds.), Comprehensive and Clinical Anatomy of the Middle Ear. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 83–103.

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., 2014. Dogs Incredibly Accurate When Sniffing Out Cancer [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, 2007. Health Careers Opportunity Program: Process for Awarding Competitive Grants Included Independent Review (No. GAO-07-137). 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
Wilson, B.R., 2009. A correlational study: Parental involvement to student achievement in public education (Doctoral dissertation). Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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., 2007. Justices Reject Suit on Federal Money for Faith-Based Office. New York Times A18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bourzac, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Bourzac, 2015; Diaz and Sebastian, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Diaz and Sebastian, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Klinakis et al., 2011)

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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