The American Institute of Physics (AIP) citation style is commonly used for papers in physics and related discplines.
There are two ways to cite references in-text. Select one and use in consistently in your paper.
1. Superscript Numerals
Note: Use consecutive numerical order throughout the text and arrange those references in order on the references page.
2. Name & Year
Note: If you are using Superscript Numerals for in-text citations, arrange your references in numerical order. If you used the Author's Last Name and Year in-text citation style, arrange your references alphabetically.
Author, "Article title." Journal Title abbreviated. Volume, Starting Page Number (Year of Publication).
Note: These are just some examples, please refer to the AIP Style Guide for more in-depth coverage of citations/references.