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
Victor, D., 2009. Plan B for Copenhagen. Nature 461, 342–344.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, H., Glorius, F., 2012. Chemistry. Lending handedness to the cyclopentadienyl ligand. Science 338, 479–480.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wall, D.H., Nielsen, U.N., Six, J., 2015. Soil biodiversity and human health. Nature 528, 69–76.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Li, J., Liu, F., Wang, Q., Ge, P., Woo, P.C.Y., Yan, J., Zhao, Y., Gao, G.F., Liu, C.H., Liu, C., 2014. Genomic and transcriptomic analysis of NDM-1 Klebsiella pneumoniae in spaceflight reveal mechanisms underlying environmental adaptability. Sci. Rep. 4, 6216.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Akivis, M.A., Goldberg, V.V., 1996. Conformal Differential Geometry and Its Generalizations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Elmoataz, A., Lezoray, O., Nouboud, F., Mammass, D., Meunier, J. (Eds.), 2010. Image and Signal Processing: 4th International Conference, ICISP 2010, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada, June 30-July 2, 2010. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Kukushkin, N.S., 2016. Cournot Tatonnement in Aggregative Games with Monotone Best Responses, in: von Mouche, P., Quartieri, F. (Eds.), Equilibrium Theory for Cournot Oligopolies and Related Games: Essays in Honour of Koji Okuguchi, Springer Series in Game Theory. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 31–45.

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
Fang, J., 2014. Solar Plane to Attempt Round-the-World Flight [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, 1979. Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction (No. 108907). 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
van der Veen, A.M., 2012. Domestic Politics, International Inaction: The United States and Human Rights Treaties (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
Eddy, M., Kanter, J., 2016. Backlash Over Remarks by German E.U. Official. New York Times A9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Victor, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Victor, 2009; Wang and Glorius, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Glorius, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al., 2014)

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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