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
Wand AJ (2001) On the dynamic origins of allosteric activation. Science 293:1395
A journal article with 2 authors
Fitzgerald KA, Golenbock DT (2007) Immunology. The shape of things to come. Science 316:1574–1576
A journal article with 3 authors
Damasceno PF, Engel M, Glotzer SC (2012) Predictive self-assembly of polyhedra into complex structures. Science 337:453–457
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zürch M, Rothhardt J, Hädrich S, et al (2014) Real-time and sub-wavelength ultrafast coherent diffraction imaging in the extreme ultraviolet. Sci Rep 4:7356

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Palaveev P (2012) The Ensemble Practice. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Abbas AE (ed) (2015) Interventional Cardiology Imaging: An Essential Guide. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Saitoh S, Sawano Y (2016) Applications to Ordinary Differential Equations. In: Sawano Y (ed) Theory of Reproducing Kernels and Applications. Springer, Singapore, pp 217–230

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 Industrial Engineering International.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Lunar Samples Support Giant Impact Theory. 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 (2006) Public Transportation: New Starts Program Is in a Period of Transition. 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
Brightbill RG (2012) Bradenton, FL: A Patchwork City. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida

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
Powell M (2017) A Blood Feud, Sanitized for Your Displeasure. New York Times D3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rubin 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Collins 2012; Harley 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Fitzgerald and Golenbock 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Gupta et al. 2002)

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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