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
Armbrust, E.V., 2014. Microbiology. Taking the pulse of ocean microbes. Science 345, 134–135.
A journal article with 2 authors
Waltz, D., Buchanan, B.G., 2009. Computer science. Automating science. Science 324, 43–44.
A journal article with 3 authors
Totan, Y., Güler, E., Dervişoğulları, M.S., 2014. Brilliant Blue G assisted epiretinal membrane surgery. Sci. Rep. 4, 3956.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chen, L., Chen, W., Qian, X., Fang, Y., Zhu, N., 2014. Liquiritigenin alleviates mechanical and cold hyperalgesia in a rat neuropathic pain model. Sci. Rep. 4, 5676.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Celant, G., Broniatowski, M., 2017. Interpolation and Extrapolation Optimal Designs 2. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Bussler, C., Shan, M.-C. (Eds.), 2006. Technologies for E-Services: 6th International Workshop, TES 2005, Trondheim, Norway, September 2-3, 2005, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Zeinalipour-Yazti, D., Kalogeraki, V., Gunopulos, D., Mitra, A., Banerjee, A., Najjar, W., 2005. Towards In-Situ Data Storage in Sensor Databases, in: Bozanis, P., Houstis, E.N. (Eds.), Advances in Informatics: 10th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, PCI 2005, Volas, Greece, November 11-13, 2005. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 36–46.

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
Fang, J., 2015. China’s Rising Emissions Offset U.S. Reductions in Ozone Pollution [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, 1993. Highway Demonstration Projects (No. RCED-93-193R). 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
Wistrom, C.A., 2017. Perceptions of School Leaders Regarding the Benefits of Leadership Dashboards (Doctoral dissertation). Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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
Saslow, L., 2006. Suozzi Offers Plan to Shore Up Aviation Museum. New York Times LI2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Armbrust, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Armbrust, 2014; Waltz and Buchanan, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Waltz and Buchanan, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Chen 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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