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
Fuyuno, I., 2006, “Stuck in the Middle,” Nature, 442(7100), p. 237.
A journal article with 2 authors
Si, Q., and Steglich, F., 2010, “Heavy Fermions and Quantum Phase Transitions,” Science, 329(5996), pp. 1161–1166.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhong, Y., Zhang, L., and Su, D., 2000, “Collaborations Tailored for Bioinformatics Projects,” Science, 290(5499), p. 2074a.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Cooks, R. G., Ouyang, Z., Takats, Z., and Wiseman, J. M., 2006, “Detection Technologies. Ambient Mass Spectrometry,” Science, 311(5767), pp. 1566–1570.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kula, G., Raab, M., and Stahn, S., 2017, Beyond Smart Beta, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Rosenberg, D., 2007, Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML: Theory and Practice, Apress, Berkeley, CA.
A chapter in an edited book
de Noya, B. A., and González, O. N., 2015, “Clinical Aspects in Foodborne Chagas Disease,” Trypanosoma Cruzi as a Foodborne Pathogen, O. González, and L.J. Robertson, eds., Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 33–40.

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
Hamilton, K., 2014, “Jaguar Tastes The Hallucinogenic Effects Of Yage,” 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, 2015, Public Safety Communications: Preliminary Information on FirstNet’s Efforts to Establish a Nationwide Broadband Network, GAO-15-380T, 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
Anderson, J. S., 2008, “Boys in Crisis: A Grounded Theory Study of Male High School Dropouts in a Rural Setting,” 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
(nyt), S. K., 2003, “World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Writer-Politician To Be Freed,” New York Times, p. A10.

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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