How to format your references using the The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences. 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
Dance, A., 2009. Lab hazard. Nature 458, 664–665.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mourou, G., Tajima, T., 2011. Physics. More intense, shorter pulses. Science 331, 41–42.
A journal article with 3 authors
Roditi, H.A., Fisher, N.S., Sañudo-Wilhelmy, S.A., 2000. Uptake of dissolved organic carbon and trace elements by zebra mussels. Nature 407, 78–80.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Azevedo, C., Sadanandom, A., Kitagawa, K., Freialdenhoven, A., Shirasu, K., Schulze-Lefert, P., 2002. The RAR1 interactor SGT1, an essential component of R gene-triggered disease resistance. Science 295, 2073–2076.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lee, M., Bieker, G., 2009. Mastering. Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, USA.
An edited book
List, B. (Ed.), 2009. Asymmetric Organocatalysis, Topics in Current Chemistry. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Dokholyan, N.V., Shakhnovich, E.I., 2007. Towards Unifying Protein Evolution Theory, in: Bastolla, U., Porto, M., Roman, H.E., Vendruscolo, M. (Eds.), Structural Approaches to Sequence Evolution: Molecules, Networks, Populations, Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 113–126.

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 The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2015. Mystery Disease Driving Turtles To Extinction [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1978. The Role of Field Operations in the Federal Communications Commission’s Regulatory Structure (No. CED-78-151). 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
Sharp, K., 2016. The Epistolary Form: A Familiar Fiction (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Grynbaum, M.M., 2013. For de Blasio, So Many Jobs to Fill, So Little Time. New York Times A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Allen, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Lewis, 2007; O’Maille, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Mourou and Tajima, 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Chin et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleThe Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
AbbreviationEgypt. J. Remote Sens. Space Sci.
ISSN (print)1110-9823
ScopeGeneral Earth and Planetary Sciences

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