How to format your references using the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 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
Richard, T. L., 2010: Challenges in scaling up biofuels infrastructure. Science, 329, 793–796.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yamaguchi, K. E., and H. Ohmoto, 2006: Comment on “Iron isotope constraints on the Archean and Paleoproterozoic ocean redox state.” Science, 311, 177; author reply 177.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dehaene-Lambertz, G., S. Dehaene, and L. Hertz-Pannier, 2002: Functional neuroimaging of speech perception in infants. Science, 298, 2013–2015.
A journal article with 9 or more authors
Bourc’his, D., G. L. Xu, C. S. Lin, B. Bollman, and T. H. Bestor, 2001: Dnmt3L and the establishment of maternal genomic imprints. Science, 294, 2536–2539.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ryan, T. P., 2007: Modern Engineering Statistics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,.
An edited book
Cherry, A. L., and M. E. Dillon, eds., 2014: International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy: Medical, Psychosocial, and Public Health Responses. Springer US, XIV, 712 p. 59 illus pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Levering, M., 2013: God and Natural Law: Reflections on Genesis 22. The Threads of Natural Law: Unravelling a Philosophical Tradition, F.J. Contreras, Ed., Springer Netherlands, 65–83.

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 Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015: Playing With Fire: The Economics And Network Of Fire And Haze. IFLScience,. (Accessed October 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, 1977: Questions Persist about Federal Support for Development of Curriculum Materials and Behavior Modification Techniques Used in Local Schools. U.S. Government Printing Office,.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Nolan, C., 2017: Safety Mindfulness: The Incorporation of Low-Dose Mindfulness as a Leading Edge Safety Intervention. Pepperdine University, .

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
Otis, J., 2016: Positive Outlook in the Face of Cancer and Grief. New York Times, December 5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Richard 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Richard 2010; Yamaguchi and Ohmoto 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Yamaguchi and Ohmoto 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Bourc’his et al. 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
AbbreviationJ. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol.
ISSN (print)1558-8424
ISSN (online)1558-8432
ScopeAtmospheric Science

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