How to format your references using the Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology. 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
Baylis, F., 2010, “Pregnant Women Deserve Better,” Nature, 465(7299), pp. 689–690.
A journal article with 2 authors
Phillips, P., and Dalidovich, D., 2003, “The Elusive Bose Metal,” Science, 302(5643), pp. 243–247.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schön, J. H., Kloc, C., and Batlogg, B., 2000, “Superconductivity at 52 K in Hole-Doped C60,” Nature, 408(6812), pp. 549–552.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lippert, C., Quon, G., Kang, E. Y., Kadie, C. M., Listgarten, J., and Heckerman, D., 2013, “The Benefits of Selecting Phenotype-Specific Variants for Applications of Mixed Models in Genomics,” Sci. Rep., 3, p. 1815.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ccps, 2017, Guidelines for Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Kappeler, P. M., and Silk, J., eds., 2010, Mind the Gap: Tracing the Origins of Human Universals, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Steinmann, P., 2011, “Computational Nonlinear Electro-Elasticity — Getting Started —,” Mechanics and Electrodynamics of Magneto- and Electro-Elastic Materials, R.W. Ogden, and D.J. Steigmann, eds., Springer, Vienna, pp. 181–230.

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 Materials and Technology.

Blog post
Hale, T., 2016, “DEA Just Made It Easier To Research The Medical Use Of Marijuana,” 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, 1996, Scientific Research: Continued Vigilance Critical to Protecting Human Subjects, HEHS-96-72, 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
Lanza, K. M., 2008, “The Antecedents of Automotive Brand Loyalty and Repurchase Intentions,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix.

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
Shpigel, B., 2016, “Helping Hands for Damaged Limbs,” New York Times, p. B11.

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 Materials and Technology
AbbreviationJ. Eng. Mater. Technol.
ISSN (print)0094-4289
ISSN (online)1528-8889
ScopeMechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
General Materials Science
Condensed Matter Physics

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