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
Gavaghan, H., 2001. Current role suggests the shape of future work opportunities. Nature 409, 963–964.
A journal article with 2 authors
Caliskan, S., Laref, A., 2014. Spin transport properties of n-polyacene molecules (n = 1-15) connected to Ni surface electrodes: theoretical analysis. Sci. Rep. 4, 7363.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dean, R., Bonsall, M.B., Pizzari, T., 2007. Evolution. Aging and sexual conflict. Science 316, 383–384.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
He, J., Zhou, P., Jiao, N., Ma, S.Y., Zhang, K.W., Wang, R.Z., Sun, L.Z., 2014. Magnetic exchange coupling and anisotropy of 3d transition metal nanowires on graphyne. Sci. Rep. 4, 4014.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wilson, D.A., 2008. Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Gusak, D., 2010. Theory of Stochastic Processes: With Applications to Financial Mathematics and Risk Theory, Problem Books in Mathematics. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Canfora, G., Di Penta, M., 2009. Service-Oriented Architectures Testing: A Survey, in: Lucia, A.D., Ferrucci, F. (Eds.), Software Engineering: International Summer Schools, ISSSE 2006-2008, Salerno, Italy, Revised Tutorial Lectures, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 78–105.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. Russian Spaceship Hurtles Towards Earth After Losing Contact [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, 1999. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Status of Bureau of Prisons’ Year 2000 Efforts (No. AIMD-99-23). 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
Boyer, G.C., 2012. Best Practices for Student Success on the ACT (Doctoral dissertation). Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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
Crow, K., 2002. Gently, Neighbors Want Statue to Find a Home. New York Times 144.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gavaghan, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Caliskan and Laref, 2014; Gavaghan, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Caliskan and Laref, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (He 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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