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
Nielsen, R., 2006. Evolution. Why sex? Science 311, 960–961.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kurita, R., Tanaka, H., 2004. Critical-like phenomena associated with liquid-liquid transition in a molecular liquid. Science 306, 845–848.
A journal article with 3 authors
Savill, J., Gregory, C., Haslett, C., 2003. Cell biology. Eat me or die. Science 302, 1516–1517.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Rohling, E.J., Haigh, I.D., Foster, G.L., Roberts, A.P., Grant, K.M., 2013. A geological perspective on potential future sea-level rise. Sci. Rep. 3, 3461.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wernecke, R., 2003. Industrielle Feuchtemessung. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
Lovat, T., 2015. Reconciling Islam, Christianity and Judaism: Islam’s Special Role in Restoring Convivencia, SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Ramanathan, V., Yao, B., Fei-Fei, L., 2014. Social Role Recognition for Human Event Understanding, in: Fu, Y. (Ed.), Human-Centered Social Media Analytics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 75–93.

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
Luntz, S., 2016. Study Suggests Conservatives Are More Susceptible To Bullsh*t [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, 2005. Telecommunications: Preliminary Information on the Federal Communications Commission’s Spectrum Allocation and Assignment Process (No. GAO-06-212R). 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
Gillespie, L., 2014. Trust in Leadership: Investigation of Andragogical Learning and Implications for Student Placement Outcomes (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
Powell, M., Walsh, M.W., 2010. A.I.G. to Pay $725 Million In Ohio Case. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Nielsen, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Kurita and Tanaka, 2004; Nielsen, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Kurita and Tanaka, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Rohling et al., 2013)

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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