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
Smaglik P (2003) Visions of Europe’s future. Nature 421:557
A journal article with 2 authors
Merikangas KR, Risch N (2003) Genomic priorities and public health. Science 302:599–601
A journal article with 3 authors
Martin-Lluesma S, Stucke VM, Nigg EA (2002) Role of Hec1 in spindle checkpoint signaling and kinetochore recruitment of Mad1/Mad2. Science 297:2267–2270
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Shang GL, Fei GT, Zhang Y, et al (2014) Fano resonance in anodic aluminum oxide based photonic crystals. Sci Rep 4:3601

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sharpe NF, Carter RF (2005) Genetic Testing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Mohapatra RN, Chowdhury DR, Giri D (eds) (2015) Mathematics and Computing: ICMC, Haldia, India, January 2015. Springer India, New Delhi
A chapter in an edited book
Hitch JD (2016) Considerations on the Transnationality of International Commercial Arbitration Awards in the Context of the Demand for Legal Certainty. In: Fenwick M, Wrbka S (eds) Legal Certainty in a Contemporary Context: Private and Criminal Law Perspectives. Springer, Singapore, pp 61–67

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) Simple Blood Test Could Tell You When You’re Going To Die. 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 (2005) Space Shuttle: Actions Needed to Better Position NASA to Sustain Its Workforce Through Retirement. 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
Lopez C (2015) A community-based outreach program for Latinos in Los Angeles County supporting mental health awareness and treatment: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Gustines GG (2010) Savoring The Live Action. New York Times ST9

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Smaglik 2003; Merikangas and Risch 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Merikangas and Risch 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Shang et al. 2014)

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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