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. E. Check, Nature, 2003, 421, (6920), 198
A journal article with 2 authors
1. S. M. Behar and C. M. Sassetti, Nature, 2014, 511, (7507), 39
A journal article with 3 authors
1. T. Pfeiffer, S. Schuster and S. Bonhoeffer, Science, 2001, 292, (5516), 504
A journal article with 8 or more authors
1. O. Rawashdeh, N. H. de Borsetti, G. Roman and G. M. Cahill, Science, 2007, 318, (5853), 1144

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. N. Larrieu and A. Varet, ‘Rapid Prototyping of Software for Avionics Systems’, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014
An edited book
1. ‘Web Information Systems Engineering - WISE 2008: 9th International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, September 1-3, 2008. Proceedings’, eds. J. Bailey, D. Maier, K.-D. Schewe, B. Thalheim and X. S. Wang,Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 5175, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008
A chapter in an edited book
1. T. Gemmeke, M. M. Sabry, J. Stuijt, P. Schuddinck, P. Raghavan and F. Catthoor, ‘Memories for NTC’, in ‘Near Threshold Computing: Technology, Methods and Applications’, eds. M. Hübner and C. Silvano, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016

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, ‘Delayed Or Killed, Keystone Pipeline Will Live On As Political Touchstone’, IFLScience IFLScience, 2015 : (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, ‘Emergency Alerting: Capabilities Have Improved, but Additional Guidance and Testing Are Needed’, No. GAO-13-375, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 24 April 2013

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. M. C. Schliebe, ‘Impact of the Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus Clarkii ) on Benthic Community Structure in Southern California Wetlands’, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2017

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. J. Barron, ‘Everyone Knows Peter, Paul and Mary. But What About Bob?’, New York Times, 26 September 2016, p. A21

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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