How to format your references using the Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry. 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
Brumfiel, G.: Pumping row erodes hopes for underground lab. Nature. 423, 674 (2003)
A journal article with 2 authors
Heilbron, J.L., Bynum, W.F.: 1903 and all that. Nature. 421, 15–18 (2003)
A journal article with 3 authors
Li, L., Dudin, Y.O., Kuzmich, A.: Entanglement between light and an optical atomic excitation. Nature. 498, 466–469 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kawakami, R., Shinohara, Y., Kato, Y., Sugiyama, H., Shigemoto, R., Ito, I.: Asymmetrical allocation of NMDA receptor epsilon2 subunits in hippocampal circuitry. Science. 300, 990–994 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hopkins, B.R.: Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2009)
An edited book
Delle Fave, A. ed: The Exploration of Happiness: Present and Future Perspectives. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Gilligan, K.: The Non-Proliferation Regime and the NPT. In: Black-Branch, J.L. and Fleck, D. (eds.) Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law - Volume I. pp. 85–104. T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague (2014)

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 Atmospheric Chemistry.

Blog post
Andrew, D.: Stop Whatever You’re Doing And Ask Siri To Divide Zero By Zero, https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/sassier-side-siri/

Reports

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: Electronic Government: Challenges Must Be Addressed With Effective Leadership and Management. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2001)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jernigan, M.B.: Use of uprooted invasive buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare ) parent plants as thatch to reduce progeny seedling emergence, (2013)

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
Baker, A.L., Santora, M., Palmer, E.: Bronx Baby Thrown Out Window Dies; Mother Is Charged With Murder, (2015)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Brumfiel 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Brumfiel 2003; Heilbron and Bynum 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Heilbron and Bynum 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Kawakami et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Atmospheric Chemistry
AbbreviationJ. Atmos. Chem.
ISSN (print)0167-7764
ISSN (online)1573-0662
ScopeAtmospheric Science
Environmental Chemistry

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