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
Heinrich, C. A., 2006: Geochemistry. How fast does gold trickle out of volcanoes? Science, 314, 263–264.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bouziat, R., and B. Jabri, 2015: IMMUNOLOGY. Breaching the gut-vascular barrier. Science, 350, 742–743.
A journal article with 3 authors
Carbotte, S. M., C. Small, and K. Donnelly, 2004: The influence of ridge migration on the magmatic segmentation of mid-ocean ridges. Nature, 429, 743–746.
A journal article with 9 or more authors
Vassilopoulos, S., and Coauthors, 2009: A role for the CHC22 clathrin heavy-chain isoform in human glucose metabolism. Science, 324, 1192–1196.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Metzger, R. M., 2012: The Physical Chemist’s Toolbox. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,.
An edited book
Shur, A. M., and M. V. Volkov, eds., 2014: Developments in Language Theory: 18th International Conference, DLT 2014, Ekaterinburg, Russia, August 26-29, 2014. Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, XVIII, 349 p. 51 illus pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Hanstedt, P., 2014: The Generalist. Forging a Rewarding Career in the Humanities: Advice for Academics, K.P. Zepeda and E. Mayock, Eds., SensePublishers, 37–46.

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., 2015: New Campaign Profiles Litterers From Their DNA And Posts Reconstructions Of Their Faces. 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, 1976: Technology Innovation: Improving the Climate for Government-Industry Cooperation. 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
Accortt, E. E., 2009: Frontal alpha electroencephalography (EEG) asymmetry as a risk factor for pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD); a psychophysiological and family history approach. University of Arizona, .

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
Kishkovsky, S., 2015: Russian Local Elections Draw Charges of Fraud. New York Times, September 14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Heinrich 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Heinrich 2006; Bouziat and Jabri 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Bouziat and Jabri 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Vassilopoulos et al. 2009)

About the journal

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

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