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
Kroupa, P. The Initial Mass Function of Stars: Evidence for Uniformity in Variable Systems. Science 2002, 295, 82–91.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tzeng, S.-R.; Kalodimos, C.G. Protein Activity Regulation by Conformational Entropy. Nature 2012, 488, 236–240.
A journal article with 3 authors
Joughin, I.; Alley, R.B.; Holland, D.M. Ice-Sheet Response to Oceanic Forcing. Science 2012, 338, 1172–1176.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ellis, C.T.; Stier, A.V.; Kim, M.-H.; Tischler, J.G.; Glaser, E.R.; Myers-Ward, R.L.; Tedesco, J.L.; Eddy, C.R., Jr; Gaskill, D.K.; Cerne, J. Magneto-Optical Fingerprints of Distinct Graphene Multilayers Using the Giant Infrared Kerr Effect. Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 3143.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Guinebretière, R. X-Ray Diffraction by Polycrystalline Materials; ISTE: London, UK, 2010; ISBN 9780470612408.
An edited book
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker: A Pioneer on Environmental, Climate and Energy Policies; von Weizsäcker, E.U., Ed.; SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2014; Vol. 28; ISBN 9783319036618.
A chapter in an edited book
Ohno, K. Vegetation-geographic evaluation of the syntaxonomic system of valley-bottom forests occurring in the cooltemperate zone of the Japanese Archipelago. In Ecology of Riparian Forests in Japan: Disturbance, Life History, and Regeneration; Sakio, H., Tamura, T., Eds.; Springer Japan: Tokyo, 2008; pp. 49–72 ISBN 9784431767367.

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
Luntz, S. Amazing Video Shows What LA’s Night Skies Would Look Like Without Pollution 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 NORAD’s Information Processing Improvement Program: Will It Enhance Mission Capability?; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1978;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Haile, M.D. A Mental Health Community Outreach and Education Program for Eritrean Immigrants: A Grant Proposal. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach: Long Beach, CA, 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
Otis, J. A Troubled Student Tries a New School, and It Alters the Course of Her Life. New York Times 2017, A19.

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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