How to format your references using the International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal on Interactive Design and 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
Gravitz, L.: Prevention: Tending the gut. Nature. 521, S6-8 (2015)
A journal article with 2 authors
Souza, A.M.C., Andrade, R.F.S.: Coin state properties in quantum walks. Sci. Rep. 3, 1976 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhou, H., Pei, Y., Fang, D.: Magnetic field tunable small-scale mechanical properties of nickel single crystals measured by nanoindentation technique. Sci. Rep. 4, 4583 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Amanullah, A., Azam, N., Balliet, A., Hollander, C., Hoffman, B., Fornace, A., Liebermann, D.: Cell signalling: cell survival and a Gadd45-factor deficiency. Nature. 424, 741; discussion 742 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hyatt, T.K., Hopkins, B.R.: The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2013)
An edited book
Herman, J.M., Pawlik, T.M., Thomas, C.R., Jr. eds: Biliary Tract and Gallbladder Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Fuller, C.E., Narendra, S., Tolicica, I.: Ependymal Tumors. In: Adesina, A.M., Tihan, T., Fuller, C.E., and Poussaint, T.Y. (eds.) Atlas of Pediatric Brain Tumors. pp. 47–59. Springer, New York, NY (2010)

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 on Interactive Design and Manufacturing.

Blog post
Carpineti, A.: Astronomers Find Three Early Quasars That Defy What We Know About How Black Holes Form,


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: Aviation Competition: International Aviation Alliances and the Influence of Airline Marketing Practices. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1998)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Serranilla, M.: Env7p localizes to the vacuole membrane and plays a role in vacuolar protein processing, (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
Detrick, B.: Goldie’s, (2016)

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 on Interactive Design and Manufacturing
ISSN (print)1955-2513
ISSN (online)1955-2505
ScopeIndustrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Modelling and Simulation

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