How to format your references using the Meteorological Monographs citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Meteorological Monographs. 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
Brandeker, A., 2014: Astronomy. A different class of planets. Science, 343, 1440–1441.
A journal article with 2 authors
Huey, R. B., and W. J. Moody, 2002: Neuroscience and evolution. Snake sodium channels resist TTX arrest. Science, 297, 1289–1290.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vivier, E., J. A. Nunès, and F. Vély, 2004: Natural killer cell signaling pathways. Science, 306, 1517–1519.
A journal article with 9 or more authors
Hughes, W. O. H., B. P. Oldroyd, M. Beekman, and F. L. W. Ratnieks, 2008: Ancestral monogamy shows kin selection is key to the evolution of eusociality. Science, 320, 1213–1216.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Xu, Q. A., and T. L. Madden, 2011: Analytical Methods for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,.
An edited book
Boiko, A. V., 2012: Physics of Transitional Shear Flows: Instability and Laminar–Turbulent Transition in Incompressible Near-Wall Shear Layers. A.V. Dovgal, G.R. Grek, and V.V. Kozlov, Eds. Springer Netherlands, XXVIII, 272 p pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Lunt, T., 2016: (Dis)Locating Hospitality: Reader Positioning in Australian Picture Books about Asylum Seekers. Childhood and Nation: Interdisciplinary Engagements, Z. Millei and R. Imre, Eds., Palgrave Macmillan US, 73–93.

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 Meteorological Monographs.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2014: Nineteen Species of Praying Mantis Discovered. 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, 2012: Aviation Security: Status of TSA’s Acquisition of Technology for Screening Passenger Identification and Boarding Passes. 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
Alexander, B. C., 2009: A descriptive study of intercollegiate athletics in Mississippi’s public community and junior colleges. Mississippi State 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
Hollander, S., 2000: Romance Does Not Stop Even After the Race Begins. New York Times, November 4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Brandeker 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Brandeker 2014; Huey and Moody 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Huey and Moody 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Hughes et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleMeteorological Monographs
AbbreviationMeteorol. Monogr.
ISSN (print)0065-9401

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