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
Moro-Martin, A., 2014, “A Call to Those Who Care about Europe’s Science,” Nature, 514(7521), p. 141.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pieters, J., and Ploegh, H., 2003, “Microbiology. Chemical Warfare and Mycobacterial Defense,” Science, 302(5652), pp. 1900–1902.
A journal article with 3 authors
Janasek, D., Franzke, J., and Manz, A., 2006, “Scaling and the Design of Miniaturized Chemical-Analysis Systems,” Nature, 442(7101), pp. 374–380.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Haag-Liautard, C., Dorris, M., Maside, X., Macaskill, S., Halligan, D. L., Houle, D., Charlesworth, B., and Keightley, P. D., 2007, “Direct Estimation of per Nucleotide and Genomic Deleterious Mutation Rates in Drosophila,” Nature, 445(7123), pp. 82–85.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ghaye, T., 2008, Developing the Reflective Healthcare Team, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Honenberger, P., ed., 2015, Naturalism and Philosophical Anthropology: Nature, Life, and the Human between Transcendental and Empirical Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan UK, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Han, I., and Hou, S.-T., 2016, “Taiwan Taxi Company,” Social Innovation and Business in Taiwan, S.-T. Hou, ed., Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY, pp. 37–55.

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
Andrew, E., 2015, “Watch This Ex-Circus Lion Feel Grass For The First Time,” 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, 2003, Highway Safety: Better Guidance Could Improve Oversight of State Highway Safety Programs, GAO-03-474, 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
McCarroll, M. L., 2005, “Exercise and Airway Clearing Devices in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University.

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
Dollinger, A., and Rosenberg, E., 2017, “Foster Father Acquitted Of Sex Abuse Charges,” New York Times, p. A23.

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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