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
Gavaghan H (2001) Biology moves into the silicon stage. Nature 409:964
A journal article with 2 authors
Wright SI, Barrett SCH (2010) Evolution. The long-term benefits of self-rejection. Science 330:459–460
A journal article with 3 authors
Discher DE, Mooney DJ, Zandstra PW (2009) Growth factors, matrices, and forces combine and control stem cells. Science 324:1673–1677
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Cornelissen JJ, Donners JJ, de Gelder R, et al (2001) beta -Helical polymers from isocyanopeptides. Science 293:676–680

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tang C (2016) The Data Industry: The Business and Economics of Information and Big Data. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Maheshwari DK (ed) (2012) Bacteria in Agrobiology: Stress Management. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Yang Y, Ding X, Deng RH, Bao F (2008) An Efficient PIR Construction Using Trusted Hardware. In: Wu T-C, Lei C-L, Rijmen V, Lee D-T (eds) Information Security: 11th International Conference, ISC 2008, Taipei, Taiwan, September 15-18, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 64–79

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
Fang J (2014) Astronomers Find Quasars Are “Aligned” Across Billions Of Light-Years. 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 (1993) Space Station: Information on National Security Applications and Cost. 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
Little K (2013) Using Ancient and Modern Fishes to Track Environmental Change in the Illinois River. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois 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
Qin A (2015) Old Wounds Exposed on Film. New York Times C1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gavaghan 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Gavaghan 2001; Wright and Barrett 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Wright and Barrett 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Cornelissen et al. 2001)

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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