How to format your references using the Advances in Manufacturing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Manufacturing. 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
Tate CG (2010) Biochemistry. Membrane protein gymnastics. Science 328:1644–1645
A journal article with 2 authors
Burgoyne CB, Lea SEG (2006) Psychology. Money is material. Science 314:1091–1092
A journal article with 3 authors
Euston DR, Tatsuno M, McNaughton BL (2007) Fast-forward playback of recent memory sequences in prefrontal cortex during sleep. Science 318:1147–1150
A journal article with 5 or more authors
de Boer WDAM, McGonigle C, Gregorkiewicz T, et al (2014) Optical excitation and external photoluminescence quantum efficiency of Eu3+ in GaN. Sci Rep 4:5235

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wolf RA (2012) Atmospheric Pressure Plasma for Surface Modification. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Putinar M, Sullivant S (2009) Emerging Applications of Algebraic Geometry. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Reyboz M, Rozeau O, Poiroux T (2009) Compact Modeling of Double Gate MOSFET for IC Design. In: Amara A, Rozeau O (eds) Planar Double-Gate Transistor: From Technology to Circuit. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 55–88

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 Advances in Manufacturing.

Blog post
Hale T (2016) No, Friday’s “Black Moon” Doesn’t Mean The End Of The World. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1973) Protest of NASA Contract Award. 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
Goodison SE (2014) The undiscovered country: Homicide, dynamic change, and deterrence in Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods, 1998-2006. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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 (2003) A Cultural Conundrum: The Chocolate Fortune Cookie. New York Times 146

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvances in Manufacturing
AbbreviationAdv. Manuf.
ISSN (print)2095-3127
ISSN (online)2195-3597
ScopeIndustrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
Polymers and Plastics

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