How to format your references using the Tropical Cyclone Research and Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Tropical Cyclone Research and Review. 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
Kauer, J.S., 2002. On the scents of smell in the salamander. Nature 417, 336–342.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ollerton, J., Coulthard, E., 2009. Paleontology. Evolution of animal pollination. Science 326, 808–809.
A journal article with 3 authors
Park, C.Y., Shcheglovitov, A., Dolmetsch, R., 2010. The CRAC channel activator STIM1 binds and inhibits L-type voltage-gated calcium channels. Science 330, 101–105.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Neyt, C., Jagla, K., Thisse, C., Thisse, B., Haines, L., Currie, P.D., 2000. Evolutionary origins of vertebrate appendicular muscle. Nature 408, 82–86.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cauvin, C., Escobar, F., Serradj, A., 2010. New Approaches in Thematic Cartography. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Rebelo, F., Soares, M. (Eds.), 2016. Advances in Ergonomics in Design: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Oliveira, L.B., Fernandes, J.R., Filanovsky, I.M., Verhoeven, C.J.M., Silva, M.M., 2008. Quadrature LC-Oscillator, in: Fernandes, J.R., Filanovsky, I.M., Verhoeven, C.J.M., Silva, M.M. (Eds.), Analysis and Design of Quadrature Oscillators. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 81–98.

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 Tropical Cyclone Research and Review.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. The Hunt For ET Will Boost Australian Astronomy [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, 2013. Army Networks: Size and Scope of Modernization Investment Merit Increased Oversight (No. GAO-13-179). 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
O’Grady, C.R., 2009. Journeys of our ancestors: Conservation science approaches to the analysis of cultural material (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Greenhouse, L., 2007. Oral Dissents Give Ginsburg A New Voice. 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 (Kauer, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Kauer, 2002; Ollerton and Coulthard, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Ollerton and Coulthard, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Neyt et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleTropical Cyclone Research and Review
ISSN (print)2225-6032

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