How to format your references using the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Bass, S.D., 2007. Physics. How does the proton spin? Science 315, 1672–1673.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nair, S., Schilling, T.F., 2008. Chemokine signaling controls endodermal migration during zebrafish gastrulation. Science 322, 89–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
Overby, C.L., Hripcsak, G., Shen, Y., 2014. Estimating heritability of drug-induced liver injury from common variants and implications for future study designs. Sci. Rep. 4, 5762.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Witmer, L.M., Chatterjee, S., Franzosa, J., Rowe, T., 2003. Neuroanatomy of flying reptiles and implications for flight, posture and behaviour. Nature 425, 950–953.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Youssef, H.A., 2015. Machining of Stainless Steels and Super Alloys. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Jeannet, J.-P., 2015. From Coal to Biotech: The Transformation of DSM with Business School Support. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Domeniconi, G., Moro, G., Pasolini, R., Sartori, C., 2015. Iterative Refining of Category Profiles for Nearest Centroid Cross-Domain Text Classification, in: Fred, A., Dietz, J.L.G., Aveiro, D., Liu, K., Filipe, J. (Eds.), Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: 6th International Joint Conference, IC3K 2014, Rome, Italy, October 21-24, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 50–67.

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 Journal of Engineering and Technology Management.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2015. Scientists Reverse Aging In Human Cell Line [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2011. Joint Strike Fighter: Restructuring Places Program on Firmer Footing, but Progress Is Still Lagging (No. GAO-11-677T). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Eldanaf, R.G., 2012. Angry Cherub (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Isherwood, C., 2016. An Unsettling Glimpse Into the Existential Abyss. New York Times C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Bass, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Bass, 2007; Nair and Schilling, 2008).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Nair and Schilling, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Witmer et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Engineering and Technology Management
AbbreviationJ. Eng. Technol. Manag.
ISSN (print)0923-4748
ScopeStrategy and Management
Industrial relations
Information Systems and Management
Management Science and Operations Research
General Engineering

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