How to format your references using the Journal of Integrated Science and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Integrated Science and Technology. 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
G. Schilling. PLANETARY SCIENCE: Imaging Spat Pits Amateur Against Pros. Science 2000, 288 (5474), 2110–2111.
A journal article with 2 authors
S. Sivanand, K.E. Wellen. Molecular biology: Salvaging the genome. Nature 2015, 524 (7563), 40–41.
A journal article with 3 authors
G.Z. Chen, D.J. Fray, T.W. Farthing. Direct electrochemical reduction of titanium dioxide to titanium in molten calcium chloride. Nature 2000, 407 (6802), 361–364.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
W.J. Hu, D.-M. Juo, L. You, et al. Universal ferroelectric switching dynamics of vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene copolymer films. Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 4772.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
K.A. Rigby. Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched Weapons; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2013.
An edited book
Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2012; Banerjee, S., Erçetin, Ş. Ş., Eds.; Springer Proceedings in Complexity; Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
E. Manias, L.A. Utracki. Thermodynamics of Polymer Blends. In Polymer Blends Handbook; Utracki, L. A., Wilkie, C. A., Eds.; Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2014; pp 171–289.

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 Integrated Science and Technology.

Blog post
J. Fang. Elephants distinguish age, gender, and ethnicity in human voices (accessed Oct 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. Air Quality Planning Processes at Selected Airports; RCED-94-197R; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
S.W. Haws. A multilevel study of schools’ influences on adolescent substance use. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2012.

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
G.G. Gustines. Drawn From History and Imagination. New York Times. November 23, 2012, p C33.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Integrated Science and Technology
ISSN (print)2321-4635

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