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
Alesina, A., 2013. Economics. Women, fertility, and the rise of modern capitalism. Science 342, 427–428.
A journal article with 2 authors
Eddingsaas, N.C., Suslick, K.S., 2006. Mechanoluminescence: light from sonication of crystal slurries. Nature 444, 163.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li, M., Butka, E., Wang, X., 2014. Comprehensive quantification of triacylglycerols in soybean seeds by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry with multiple neutral loss scans. Sci. Rep. 4, 6581.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Rumyantsev, V., Fedorov, S., Gumennyk, K., Sychanova, M., Kavokin, A., 2014. Exciton-like electromagnetic excitations in non-ideal microcavity supercrystals. Sci. Rep. 4, 6945.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grous, A., 2012. Fracture Mechanics 2. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA.
An edited book
Fernandes, G.W., Santos, J.C. (Eds.), 2014. Neotropical Insect Galls. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Tomkin, G.H., Owens, D., 2014. Lipoprotein Metabolism and Alterations Induced by Insulin Resistance and Diabetes, in: Jenkins, A.J., Toth, P.P., Lyons, T.J. (Eds.), Lipoproteins in Diabetes Mellitus, Contemporary Diabetes. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 101–124.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. Fat And Sugar-Heavy Diet Harms Your Brain – And Makes You Keep On Eating [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, 2000. Information Technology Management: Small Business Administration Needs Policies and Procedures to Control Key IT Processes (No. T-AIMD-00-260). 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
Tian, C.Y., 2010. Studies of equilibrium conditions in housing markets (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
M’kay, I.P., 1936. REDEFINING POLITICAL TERMS; Need Seen for New Outlook on the Tariff and Isolation. New York Times social news books14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Alesina, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Alesina, 2013; Eddingsaas and Suslick, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Eddingsaas and Suslick, 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Rumyantsev et al., 2014)

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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