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
Houck, O., 2003, “Tales from a Troubled Marriage: Science and Law in Environmental Policy,” Science, 302(5652), pp. 1926–1929.
A journal article with 2 authors
Flames, N., and Hobert, O., 2009, “Gene Regulatory Logic of Dopamine Neuron Differentiation,” Nature, 458(7240), pp. 885–889.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bernhard, H., Fischbacher, U., and Fehr, E., 2006, “Parochial Altruism in Humans,” Nature, 442(7105), pp. 912–915.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Achterhold, K., Bech, M., Schleede, S., Potdevin, G., Ruth, R., Loewen, R., and Pfeiffer, F., 2013, “Monochromatic Computed Tomography with a Compact Laser-Driven X-Ray Source,” Sci. Rep., 3, p. 1313.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Maini, A. K., and Agrawal, V., 2006, Satellite Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Esposito, A., Faundez-Zanuy, M., Esposito, A. M., Cordasco, G., Drugman, T., Solé-Casals, J., and Morabito, F. C., eds., 2016, Recent Advances in Nonlinear Speech Processing, Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Valdez, T. A., and Osborn, A. J., 2009, “Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections of the Head and Neck in Children,” Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Clinician, K.D. Pereira, and R.B. Mitchell, eds., Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp. 29–34.

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., 2016, “For Fish, Warmer Waters Are Okay, But Not Extreme Heat,” IFLScience [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 30-Oct-2018].


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, 1995, University Research: U.S. Reimbursement of Tuition Costs for University Employee Family Members, NSIAD-95-19, 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
Vlajic, N. A., 2014, “Dynamics of Slender, Flexible Structures,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Koblin, J., 2016, “After Negotiations With NBC, Billy Bush Is Officially Off ‘Today,’” New York Times, p. A13.

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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