How to format your references using the Journal of Industrial Information Integration citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Industrial Information Integration. 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
R.D. Fields, Neuroscience. Myelin--more than insulation, Science. 344 (2014) 264–266.
A journal article with 2 authors
R.F. Strzepek, P.J. Harrison, Photosynthetic architecture differs in coastal and oceanic diatoms, Nature. 431 (2004) 689–692.
A journal article with 3 authors
A.M. Binshtok, B.P. Bean, C.J. Woolf, Inhibition of nociceptors by TRPV1-mediated entry of impermeant sodium channel blockers, Nature. 449 (2007) 607–610.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H. Ikeda, B. Heinke, R. Ruscheweyh, J. Sandkühler, Synaptic plasticity in spinal lamina I projection neurons that mediate hyperalgesia, Science. 299 (2003) 1237–1240.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
K. Forsberg, S.Z. Mansdorf, Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2005.
An edited book
K. Tuyls, P.J. Hoen, K. Verbeeck, S. Sen, eds., Learning and Adaption in Multi-Agent Systems: First International Workshop, LAMAS 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 25, 2005, Revised Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Y. Fujino, K. Kimura, H. Tanaka, Design Wind Speed, in: K. Kimura, H. Tanaka (Eds.), Wind Resistant Design of Bridges in Japan: Developments and Practices, Springer Japan, Tokyo, 2012: pp. 39–70.

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 Information Integration.

Blog post
J. Fang, Regular Pot Use is Bad for Young Brains, IFLScience. (2014). (accessed October 30, 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, Measuring Performance: Challenges in Evaluating Research and Development, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1997.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
M. Prietto, No place like home: The problem and the promise of the home psychotherapy office, Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2015.

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
J. Ryerson, University Presses, New York Times. (2017) BR31.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Industrial Information Integration
AbbreviationJ. Ind. Inf. Integr.
ISSN (print)2452-414X
ScopeInformation Systems and Management
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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