How to format your references using the Journal of Asian Earth Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 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
Jenkins, A., 2004. Graduate journal: one of those days. Nature 427, 870.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bers, D.M., Harris, S.P., 2011. Translational medicine: to the rescue of the failing heart. Nature 473, 36–39.
A journal article with 3 authors
Galloway, K.E., Franco, E., Smolke, C.D., 2013. Dynamically reshaping signaling networks to program cell fate via genetic controllers. Science 341, 1235005.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gomez-Nicola, D., Riecken, K., Fehse, B., Perry, V.H., 2014. In-vivo RGB marking and multicolour single-cell tracking in the adult brain. Sci. Rep. 4, 7520.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cherrie, J.W., Howie, R.M., Semple, S., 2010. Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Schmidt, M.H.H., Liebner, S. (Eds.), 2015. Endothelial Signaling in Development and Disease, 1st ed. 2015. ed. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Lu, W., Liu, Y., 2011. Research of Event-Driven Enterprise Application Integration Base on Service Oriented Architecture, in: Zeng, D. (Ed.), Applied Informatics and Communication: International Conference, ICAIC 2011,Xi’an, China, August 20-21, 2011, Proceedings, Part I, Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 33–37.

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 Asian Earth Sciences.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2016. Two Comets For New Year’s Eve [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, 2012. Ownership by Minority, Female, and Disadvantaged Firms in the Pipeline Industry (No. GAO-12-896R). 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
Roy, R., 2013. “Jagoron: Awakening” to Gender in Non Governmental Organizations in Contemporary Bengal (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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, M., 2017. 6 Composers Chosen For Miller Portraits. New York Times C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jenkins, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Bers and Harris, 2011; Jenkins, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Bers and Harris, 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Gomez-Nicola et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Asian Earth Sciences
AbbreviationJ. Asian Earth Sci.
ISSN (print)1367-9120
ScopeEarth-Surface Processes

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