How to format your references using the International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power. 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
Leadlay, P.F. Structural Biology: Enzyme Assembly Line Pictured. Nature 2014, 510, 482–483.
A journal article with 2 authors
Strong, M.; Church, G. Gem of an Idea for a Unique Machine. Nature 2007, 447, 112.
A journal article with 3 authors
Arita, I.; Nakane, M.; Fenner, F. Public Health. Is Polio Eradication Realistic? Science 2006, 312, 852–854.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wu, Q.-S.; Cao, M.-Q.; Zou, Y.-N.; He, X.-H. Direct and Indirect Effects of Glomalin, Mycorrhizal Hyphae, and Roots on Aggregate Stability in Rhizosphere of Trifoliate Orange. Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 5823.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pouly, M.; Kohlas, J. Generic Inference; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2011; ISBN 9781118010877.
An edited book
Logic, Language, Information and Computation: 17th International Workshop, WoLLIC 2010, Brasilia, Brazil, July 6-9, 2010. Proceedings; Dawar, A., Queiroz, R. de, Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010; Vol. 6188; ISBN 9783642138232.
A chapter in an edited book
Baker, J.E. Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry. In Practical Materials Characterization; Sardela, M., Ed.; Springer: New York, NY, 2014; pp. 133–187 ISBN 9781461492801.

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 Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power.

Blog post
Hale, T. US Nuclear Weapons Computers Still Use Floppy Disks Available online: (accessed on 30 October 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 Truck Safety: Implementation of the Single Driver’s License and Notification Requirements; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1989;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Johnson, C. Directed Blogging with Community College ESL Students: Its Effects on Awareness of Language Acquisition Processes. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University: Malibu, CA, 2012.

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
Saslow, L. New President for the Long Island Rail Road. New York Times 2007, LI2.

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 Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power
ISSN (online)2504-186X

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