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
Gershon, D., 2000. Are mega-mergers good medicine for the pharmaceutical industry? Nature 405, 257–258.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lindenbach, B.D., Rice, C.M., 2005. Unravelling hepatitis C virus replication from genome to function. Nature 436, 933–938.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pendry, J.B., Luo, Y., Zhao, R., 2015. Transforming the optical landscape. Science 348, 521–524.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hu, W., Sweet, T.J., Chamnongpol, S., Baker, K.E., Coller, J., 2009. Co-translational mRNA decay in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nature 461, 225–229.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Green, P.E., Jr., 2005. Fiber to the Home. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Knafl, G.J., 2016. Adaptive Regression for Modeling Nonlinear Relationships, Statistics for Biology and Health. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Swanson, G.T., Sakai, R., 2009. Ligands for Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors, in: Fusetani, N., Kem, W. (Eds.), Marine Toxins as Research Tools, Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 123–157.

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, D., 2017. 29 Of The Most Surreal Landscapes On The Planet [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, 1994. College Savings Issues (No. HEHS-95-16R). 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
Volkmer, J.E., 2010. The Cretaceous-Tertiary tectonic evolution of the Lhasa Terrane, Tibet (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Chira, S., 2016. Protests Carry Echoes of South Korea’s Past. New York Times A12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gershon, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Gershon, 2000; Lindenbach and Rice, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Lindenbach and Rice, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Hu et al., 2009)

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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