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
Franklin, A. D., 2013: Electronics: the road to carbon nanotube transistors. Nature, 498, 443–444.
A journal article with 2 authors
Huang, C., and P. S. Grant, 2013: One-step spray processing of high power all-solid-state supercapacitors. Sci. Rep., 3, 2393.
A journal article with 3 authors
Buchner, D. A., M. Trudeau, and M. H. Meisler, 2003: SCNM1, a putative RNA splicing factor that modifies disease severity in mice. Science, 301, 967–969.
A journal article with 9 or more authors
Garner, E. C., C. S. Campbell, D. B. Weibel, and R. D. Mullins, 2007: Reconstitution of DNA segregation driven by assembly of a prokaryotic actin homolog. Science, 315, 1270–1274.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lado, E. P., 2016: The Common Fisheries Policy. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,.
An edited book
Branke, J., K. Deb, K. Miettinen, and R. Słowiński, eds., 2008: Multiobjective Optimization: Interactive and Evolutionary Approaches. Springer, XX, 470 p pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Smith, R. C., 2014: Novel Biomarkers for Cholangiocarcinoma. Biliary Tract and Gallbladder Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach, J.M. Herman, T.M. Pawlik, and C.R. Thomas Jr., Eds., Medical Radiology, Springer, 67–82.

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
Luntz, S., 2014: Turing Solves Mystery Of How We Get Fingers And Toes 60 Years After Death. 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, 2005: Mass Transit: Preliminary Views on Options for Additional Fiscal Oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 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
Galyer, D. L., 2019: The Influence of Reference Objects on Vector-Based Memory Representations. George Washington 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
Cooper, M., 2017: Alexei Ratmansky Plans New ‘Harlequinade.’ New York Times, May 22.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Franklin 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Franklin 2013; Huang and Grant 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Huang and Grant 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Garner et al. 2007)

About the journal

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

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