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
Wain-Hobson, S., 2006. The third Bond. Nature 439, 539.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hutvágner, G., Zamore, P.D., 2002. A microRNA in a multiple-turnover RNAi enzyme complex. Science 297, 2056–2060.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kirichok, Y., Navarro, B., Clapham, D.E., 2006. Whole-cell patch-clamp measurements of spermatozoa reveal an alkaline-activated Ca2+ channel. Nature 439, 737–740.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Luo, M.L., Zhou, Z., Magni, K., Christoforides, C., Rappsilber, J., Mann, M., Reed, R., 2001. Pre-mRNA splicing and mRNA export linked by direct interactions between UAP56 and Aly. Nature 413, 644–647.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Muccini, M., Toffanin, S., 2016. Organic Light-Emitting Transistors. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Sigel, A., Sigel, H., Sigel, R.K.O. (Eds.), 2016. The Alkali Metal Ions: Their Role for Life, Metal Ions in Life Sciences. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Marcus, A., Ma, X., 2016. Cuteness Design in the UX: An Initial Analysis, in: Marcus, A. (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability: Novel User Experiences: 5th International Conference, DUXU 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Toronto, Canada, July 17–22, 2016, Proceedings, Part II, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 46–56.

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
Taub, B., 2016. Scientists Have Turned Spinach Into A Bomb Detector [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).

Reports

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, 1999. Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes (No. AIMD-99-71R). 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
Holland, J.H., 2010. Investigating the relationship between the policy implementation process and the utilization of information technology in a constitutional republic: The case of I-269 NEPA process (Doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
Fiske, I.H., 1907. ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE. New York Times SATURDAY REVIEW OF BOOKSBR233.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wain-Hobson, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Hutvágner and Zamore, 2002; Wain-Hobson, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Hutvágner and Zamore, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Luo et al., 2001)

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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