How to format your references using the International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology. 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
T. Fenchel, Microbial behavior in a heterogeneous world, Science. 296 (2002) 1068–1071.
A journal article with 2 authors
G. Li, Z.-X. Luo, A Cretaceous symmetrodont therian with some monotreme-like postcranial features, Nature. 439 (2006) 195–200.
A journal article with 3 authors
C.K. Gilmore, S.E. McCarthy, E.S. Spelke, Symbolic arithmetic knowledge without instruction, Nature. 447 (2007) 589–591.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H.E. Volkman, T.C. Pozos, J. Zheng, J.M. Davis, J.F. Rawls, L. Ramakrishnan, Tuberculous granuloma induction via interaction of a bacterial secreted protein with host epithelium, Science. 327 (2010) 466–469.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
N. Schoon, Modern Islamic Banking, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2016.
An edited book
S. Zeilinger, J.-F. Martín, C. García-Estrada, eds., Biosynthesis and Molecular Genetics of Fungal Secondary Metabolites, Volume 2, Springer, New York, NY, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
G. Shen, Y. Zhang, Power Consumption Constrained Task Scheduling Using Enhanced Genetic Algorithms, in: S.U. Khan, J. Kołodziej, J. Li, A.Y. Zomaya (Eds.), Evolutionary Based Solutions for Green Computing, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013: pp. 139–159.

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 International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Stem Cells Can Create Skin For Burn Victims, IFLScience. (2013). (accessed October 30, 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, Within-School Discrimination: Inadequate Title VI Enforcement by Education’s Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1991.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
M. Garcia, Perception of Latino students by teachers and counselors in the educational system, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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
E.H. Cline, Climate Change Doomed the Ancients, New York Times. (2014) A21.

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 titleInternational Journal of Pavement Research and Technology
ISSN (print)1996-6814
ScopeCivil and Structural Engineering
Mechanics of Materials

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