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
Martin SJ (2010) Cell biology. Opening the cellular poison cabinet. Science 330:1330–1331
A journal article with 2 authors
Rivera LB, Bergers G (2015) CANCER. Tumor angiogenesis, from foe to friend. Science 349:694–695
A journal article with 3 authors
Soares L, Parisi M, Bonini NM (2014) Axon injury and regeneration in the adult Drosophila. Sci Rep 4:6199
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Kundu B, Schlimp CJ, Nürnberger S, et al (2014) Thromboelastometric and platelet responses to silk biomaterials. Sci Rep 4:4945

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Esmailzadeh R (2006) Broadband Wireless Communications Business. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Sirois FM, Molnar DS (2016) Perfectionism, Health, and Well-Being, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Wang Q, Luo T, Wang D (2016) Can Machine Generate Traditional Chinese Poetry? A Feigenbaum Test. In: Liu C-L, Hussain A, Luo B, et al (eds) Advances in Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems: 8th International Conference, BICS 2016, Beijing, China, November 28-30, 2016, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 34–46

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
Luntz S (2014) Coldest Known Star Discovered Close To Our System. 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 (2003) Distance Education: Challenges for Minority Serving Institutions and Implications for Federal Education Policy. 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
Cagle West M (2010) Effective software engineering leadership for development programs. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Koblin J (2016) ‘Today’ Host Discussing NBC Exit After Lewd Tape. New York Times B6

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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