How to format your references using the Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing. 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
Kuo, A.D. Biophysics. Harvesting energy by improving the economy of human walking. Science 2005, 309, 1686–1687.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bremner, R.; Sage, J. Cancer: The origin of human retinoblastoma. Nature 2014, 514, 312–313.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zarnetske, P.L.; Skelly, D.K.; Urban, M.C. Ecology. Biotic multipliers of climate change. Science 2012, 336, 1516–1518.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Bae, T.; Tomasini, L.; Mariani, J.; Zhou, B.; Roychowdhury, T.; Franjic, D.; Pletikos, M.; Pattni, R.; Chen, B.-J.; Venturini, E.; et al. Different mutational rates and mechanisms in human cells at pregastrulation and neurogenesis. Science 2018, 359, 550–555.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mazzi, B. Treasury Finance and Development Banking; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2013; ISBN 9781118738177.
An edited book
Microfluidics for Biologists: Fundamentals and Applications; Dixit, C.K., Kaushik, A., Eds.; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016; ISBN 9783319400358.
A chapter in an edited book
Han, N.D.; Huy, P.T. On Unambiguity of Languages Related to Codes. In Future Information Technology, Application, and Service: FutureTech 2012 Volume 2; Park, J.J. (jong H., Leung, V.C.M., Wang, C.-L., Shon, T., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2012; pp. 31–38 ISBN 9789400750630.

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 Manufacturing and Materials Processing.

Blog post
Taub, B. Like A Fish Out Of Water: Fish May Have Emerged Onto Land More Than 30 Times (accessed on 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 Cost Overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1982;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lam, G. A Mixed Methods Study Examining Teacher Impressions of a Psychoeducational Program on Common Issues During Childhood. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University: Malibu, CA, 2017.

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
Brantley, B. The Man Who Fell, Looking Well. New York Times 2015, C1.

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 Manufacturing and Materials Processing
AbbreviationJ. Manuf. Mater. Process.
ISSN (online)2504-4494

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