How to format your references using the Johnson Matthey Technology Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Johnson Matthey Technology Review (JMTR). 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
1. R. Cocroft, Nature, 2009, 460, (7254), 439
A journal article with 2 authors
1. G. Ofek and R. Diskin, Science, 2014, 346, (6215), 1290
A journal article with 3 authors
1. H. Ogata, K. Nishikawa and W. Lubitz, Nature, 2015, 520, (7548), 571
A journal article with 8 or more authors
1. W. D. Van Horn, H.-J. Kim, C. D. Ellis, A. Hadziselimovic, E. S. Sulistijo, M. D. Karra, C. Tian, F. D. Sönnichsen and C. R. Sanders, Science, 2009, 324, (5935), 1726

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. D. Medhurst, ‘A Brief and Practical Guide to EU Law’, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK, 2008
An edited book
1. ‘New Frontiers in Respiratory Control: XIth Annual Oxford Conference on Modeling and Control of Breathing’, eds. I. Homma, H. Onimaru and Y. Fukuchi,Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 1st Ed., Vol. 669, Springer, New York, NY, 2010
A chapter in an edited book
1. D. Li and T. Terlaky, ‘The Duality Between the Perceptron Algorithm and the von Neumann Algorithm’, in ‘Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications: Selected Contributions from the MOPTA 2012 Conference’, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, eds. L. F. Zuluaga and T. Terlaky, Springer, New York, NY, 2013

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 Johnson Matthey Technology Review.

Blog post
1. E. Andrew, ‘Amazing Photograph Shows Birth and Death of Star’, IFLScience IFLScience, 2013 : (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
1. Government Accountability Office, ‘Three Studies at the Local Level’, No. 147975, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1 January 1992

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. B. A. Miller, ‘“Parable-Art” beyond the Auden Generation: An Examination of the Message-Bearing Aspects and Architecture of Two Twenty-First-Century Works for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra’, Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 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
1. M. Pilon, ‘Baton in This Race Is the Conductor’s’, New York Times, 22 July 2014, p. B10

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleJohnson Matthey Technology Review
ISSN (print)2056-5135

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