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
Schlosshauer M (2008) Lifting the fog from the north. Nature 453:39
A journal article with 2 authors
Romney DK, Miller SJ (2015) Chemistry. Climbing Jacob’s ladder. Science 347:829
A journal article with 3 authors
Nielsen LK, Bjørnholm T, Mouritsen OG (2000) Fluctuations caught in the act. Nature 404:352
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Lu J-R, Bassel-Duby R, Hawkins A, et al (2002) Control of facial muscle development by MyoR and capsulin. Science 298:2378–2381

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hallberg MC (2008) Economic Trends in U.S. Agriculture and Food Systems Since World War II. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa, USA
An edited book
Singh RB, Hietala R (eds) (2014) Livelihood Security in Northwestern Himalaya: Case Studies from Changing Socio-economic Environments in Himachal Pradesh, India. Springer Japan, Tokyo
A chapter in an edited book
Krithika R, Narayanaswamy NS (2012) Generalized Above Guarantee Vertex Cover and r-Partization. In: Rahman MS, Nakano S-I (eds) WALCOM: Algorithms and Computation: 6th International Workshop, WALCOM 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 15-17, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 17–27

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
Hale T (2016) Thousands Of Dying Fish Flood A Canal In New York. 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 (1981) Increased Federal Telecommunications System Use by Strengthened Control Over Commercial Toll Calls Could Reduce Costs. 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
Bain Butler D (2010) How L2 legal writers use strategies for scholarly writing: A mixed methods study. 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
Kaplan T, Shear MD (2017) As Conservatives Grouse, House Passes Disaster Aid and Debt Limit Package. New York Times A16

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schlosshauer 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Schlosshauer 2008; Romney and Miller 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Romney and Miller 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Lu 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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