How to format your references using the Journal of Industrial Engineering International citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Industrial Engineering International. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Sultan F (2002) Analysis of mammalian brain architecture. Nature 415:133–134
A journal article with 2 authors
Soldner F, Jaenisch R (2012) Medicine. iPSC disease modeling. Science 338:1155–1156
A journal article with 3 authors
Holland JN, Okuyama T, DeAngelis DL (2006) Comment on “Asymmetric coevolutionary networks facilitate biodiversity maintenance.” Science 313:1887; author reply 1887
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Dommett E, Coizet V, Blaha CD, et al (2005) How visual stimuli activate dopaminergic neurons at short latency. Science 307:1476–1479

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Paul CR (2011) Transmission Lines in Digital Systems for EMC Practitioners. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Velde CR (ed) (2009) International Perspectives on Competence in the Workplace: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Meiländer D, Bucchiarone A, Cappiello C, et al (2012) Using a Lifecycle Model for Developing and Executing Real-Time Online Applications on Clouds. In: Pallis G, Jmaiel M, Charfi A, et al. (eds) Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2011 Workshops: ICSOC 2011, International Workshops WESOA, NFPSLAM-SOC, and Satellite Events, Paphos, Cyprus, December 5-8, 2011. Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 33–43

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 Industrial Engineering International.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Explore Plants and Insects Magnified Thousands of Times! In: IFLScience. 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) Consumer Health Informatics: Emerging Issues. 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
Huang Y (2017) Optimal control of heat engines in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. 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
Yee V (2014) Closing on Short Notice, Brooklyn Assisted-Living Home Angers Families. New York Times A20

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Sultan 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Sultan 2002; Soldner and Jaenisch 2012).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Soldner and Jaenisch 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Dommett et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Industrial Engineering International
AbbreviationJ. Ind. Eng. Int.
ISSN (print)1735-5702
ISSN (online)2251-712X
ScopeIndustrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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