How to format your references using the Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. 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
Graham, J., 2014, “Behavior. Morality beyond the Lab,” Science, 345(6202), p. 1242.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hébert, S. S., and De Strooper, B., 2007, “Molecular Biology. MiRNAs in Neurodegeneration,” Science, 317(5842), pp. 1179–1180.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen, Y.-Z., Huang, Z.-G., and Lai, Y.-C., 2014, “Controlling Extreme Events on Complex Networks,” Sci. Rep., 4, p. 6121.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gertsman, I., Gan, L., Guttman, M., Lee, K., Speir, J. A., Duda, R. L., Hendrix, R. W., Komives, E. A., and Johnson, J. E., 2009, “An Unexpected Twist in Viral Capsid Maturation,” Nature, 458(7238), pp. 646–650.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wing, C., 2012, How Your House Works, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Martínez-Piva, J. M., ed., 2010, Knowledge Generation and Protection: Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Development, Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Dinh, T.-C., and Sibony, N., 2010, “Dynamics in Several Complex Variables: Endomorphisms of Projective Spaces and Polynomial-like Mappings,” Holomorphic Dynamical Systems: Cetraro, Italy, July 7-12, 2008, E. Bedford, M. Brunella, T.-C. Dinh, D. Schleicher, N. Sibony, G. Gentili, J. Guenot, and G. Patrizio, eds., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 165–294.

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 for Gas Turbines and Power.

Blog post
Fang, J., 2015, “To Avoid Fights, Male Elephant Seals Remember The Calls Of Their Rivals,” IFLScience.


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, 2012, James Webb Space Telescope: Actions Needed to Improve Cost Estimate and Oversight of Test and Integration, GAO-13-4, 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
Sugg, J., 2012, “Small Graces: Mapping a Route of Beauty to the Heart of the World,” Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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
Gurley, G., 2016, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name and Accepts Your Politics,” New York Times, p. D4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleJournal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power
AbbreviationJ. Eng. Gas Turbine. Power
ISSN (print)0742-4795
ISSN (online)1528-8919
ScopeEnergy Engineering and Power Technology
Fuel Technology
Nuclear Energy and Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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