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
Willems, J., 2003: Bringing down the barriers. Nature, 422, 470.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, H.-Y., and C. C. Malbon, 2003: Wnt signaling, Ca2+, and cyclic GMP: visualizing Frizzled functions. Science, 300, 1529–1530.
A journal article with 3 authors
Eccleston, A., F. Cesari, and M. Skipper, 2013: Transcription and epigenetics. Nature, 502, 461.
A journal article with 9 or more authors
Tegus, O., E. Brück, K. H. J. Buschow, and F. R. de Boer, 2002: Transition-metal-based magnetic refrigerants for room-temperature applications. Nature, 415, 150–152.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Olofsson, P., 2014: Probabilities. John Wiley & Sons, Inc,.
An edited book
Linte, C. A., E. C. S. Chen, M.-O. Berger, J. T. Moore, and D. R. Holmes, eds., 2013: Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions: 7th International Workshop, AE-CAI 2012, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2012, Nice, France, October 5, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, XII, 179 p. 120 illus pp.
A chapter in an edited book
El-Metwally, S., O. M. Ouda, and M. Helmy, 2014: Challenges in the Next-Generation Sequencing Field. Next Generation Sequencing Technologies and Challenges in Sequence Assembly, O.M. Ouda and M. Helmy, Eds., SpringerBriefs in Systems Biology, Springer, 45–49.

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
O`Callaghan, J., 2015: Scientists Find Something Very Bizarre Behind Pluto. 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, 1983: [Perspectives on Evaluating Federally Sponsored Research and Development in the United States]. 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
Jozwiak, A. L., 2012: Social work internship stipend program: A grant proposal. California State University, Long Beach, .

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
Lear, S., 2011: Beyond the Edge of the World. New York Times, January 9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Willems 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Willems 2003; Wang and Malbon 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Malbon 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Tegus et al. 2002)

About the journal

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

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