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
Marris, E., 2005. India in demand. Nature 433, 902–903.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zucker, A.A., Light, D., 2009. Laptop programs for students. Science 323, 82–85.
A journal article with 3 authors
Menz, M.H.M., Dixon, K.W., Hobbs, R.J., 2013. Ecology. Hurdles and opportunities for landscape-scale restoration. Science 339, 526–527.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Maunz, P., Puppe, T., Schuster, I., Syassen, N., Pinkse, P.W.H., Rempe, G., 2004. Cavity cooling of a single atom. Nature 428, 50–52.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Valiev, R.Z., Zhilyaev, A.P., Langdon, T.G., 2013. Bulk Nanostructured Materials. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Kari, J., Kutrib, M., Malcher, A. (Eds.), 2013. Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems: 19th International Workshop, AUTOMATA 2013, Gießen, Germany, September 17-19, 2013. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Shayler, D.J., Harland, D.M., 2016. LST becomes ST, becomes HST, in: Harland, D.M. (Ed.), The Hubble Space Telescope: From Concept to Success. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 131–189.

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
Andrew, D., 2016. Humans Now Drive Evolution On Earth, Both Creating And Destroying Species [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, 1978. Developing State Automated Information Systems To Support Federal Assistance Programs: Problems and Opportunities (No. FGMSD-78-31). 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
Prochorchik, V.L., 2010. Increasing infant mental health awareness (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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., Walsh, M.W., 2011. Risks Seen In Perry Plan For Switch To Pensions. 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 (Marris, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Marris, 2005; Zucker and Light, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Zucker and Light, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Maunz et al., 2004)

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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