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. I. Taylor, Nature, 2009, 457, (7232), 958
A journal article with 2 authors
1. K. Gronke and A. Diefenbach, Nature, 2015, 528, (7583), 488
A journal article with 3 authors
1. S. A. Snyder, A. Gollner and M. I. Chiriac, Nature, 2011, 474, (7352), 461
A journal article with 8 or more authors
1. D. Sturgill, Y. Zhang, M. Parisi and B. Oliver, Nature, 2007, 450, (7167), 238

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. T. Ghaye, ‘Building the Reflective Healthcare Organisation’, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK, 2008
An edited book
1. ‘Computational Genetics and Genomics: Tools for Understanding Disease’, ed. G. Peltz, Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 2005
A chapter in an edited book
1. L. A. Prashanth, N. Korda and R. Munos, ‘Fast LSTD Using Stochastic Approximation: Finite Time Analysis and Application to Traffic Control’, in ‘Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases: European Conference, ECML PKDD 2014, Nancy, France, September 15-19, 2014. Proceedings, Part II’, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, eds. T. Calders, F. Esposito, E. Hüllermeier, and R. Meo, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2014

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. R. Andrews, ‘The Arctic Is Experiencing Its Earliest Ever Snowmelt’, IFLScience IFLScience, 2016 : (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, ‘Intellectual Property: Improvements Needed to Better Manage Patent Office Automation and Address Workforce Challenges’, No. GAO-05-1008T, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 8 September 2005

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. J. J. Anisko, ‘Selling Mexico’s Vistas: A Visual Discourse Analysis of Promotional Materials of Loreto Bay, Mexico’, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
1. N. George, ‘Still Too Good, Too Bad or Invisible’, New York Times, 17 February 2013, p. AR1

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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