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
Smaglik, P. US Industry Starts to Think Big by Acting Small. Nature 2000, 408, 621–622.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gomez Perdiguero, E.; Geissmann, F. Cancer Immunology. Identifying the Infiltrators. Science 2014, 344, 801–802.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pergams, O.R.W.; Barnes, W.M.; Nyberg, D. Mammalian Microevolution: Rapid Change in Mouse Mitochondrial DNA. Nature 2003, 423, 397.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lohse, D.; Rauhé, R.; Bergmann, R.; van der Meer, D. Granular Physics: Creating a Dry Variety of Quicksand. Nature 2004, 432, 689–690.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Alexandrovna, M.I.; Ionin, B.I.; Tebby, J.C. Alkynes in Cycloadditions; John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2013; ISBN 9781118709313.
An edited book
Engineering Education Quality Assurance: A Global Perspective; Patil, A., Gray, P., Eds.; Springer US: Boston, MA, 2009; ISBN 9781441905543.
A chapter in an edited book
Künzel, H.E.; Boos, N. Pathways of Spinal Pain. In Spinal Disorders: Fundamentals of Diagnosis and Treatment; Boos, N., Aebi, M., Eds.; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008; pp. 123–151 ISBN 9783540405115.

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
Andrew, E. Is This Climbing Plant The Ultimate Master Of Disguise? Available online: (accessed on 30 October 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 Computer-Based Patient Records: VA and DOD Efforts to Exchange Health Data Could Benefit from Improved Planning and Project Management; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2004;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hariharan, S.B. The Structure of the Blue Whirl: A Soot-Free Reacting Vortex Phenomenon. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park: College Park, MD, 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
Tackett, M. Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Victims Could Find Political Clout in Florida. New York Times 2017, A13.

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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