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
Hodes, G., 2013: Applied physics. Perovskite-based solar cells. Science, 342, 317–318.
A journal article with 2 authors
Saunders, L. R., and E. Verdin, 2009: Cell biology. Stress response and aging. Science, 323, 1021–1022.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tao, C., W. G. Cullen, and E. D. Williams, 2010: Visualizing the electron scattering force in nanostructures. Science, 328, 736–740.
A journal article with 9 or more authors
Courcelle, J., J. R. Donaldson, K.-H. Chow, and C. T. Courcelle, 2003: DNA damage-induced replication fork regression and processing in Escherichia coli. Science, 299, 1064–1067.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Abulencia, J. P., and L. Theodore, 2015: Open-Ended Problems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ,.
An edited book
Kim, C.-S., C. Randow, and T. Sano, eds., 2015: Hybrid and Hierarchical Composite Materials. Springer International Publishing, Cham, XII, 356 p. 163 illus., 121 illus. in color pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Guilmoto, C. Z., 2016: Mortality in China, India and Indonesia: an Overview. Contemporary Demographic Transformations in China, India and Indonesia, C.Z. Guilmoto and G.W. Jones, Eds., Springer International Publishing, Cham, 89–94.

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
Hamilton, K., 2017: Researchers Reveal The Multi-Dimensional Universe Of The Brain. IFLScience,.


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, 2014: Unmanned Aerial Systems: Efforts Made toward Integration into the National Airspace Continue, but Many Actions Still Required. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC,.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Tripamer, A. J., 2013: Teacher Perceptions of Teacher Evaluations in the Fort Zumwalt School District. Southern Illinois 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: Gimelstob Works the Crowd. New York Times, August 29.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hodes 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Hodes 2013; Saunders and Verdin 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Saunders and Verdin 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Courcelle et al. 2003)

About the journal

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

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