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
Triendl, R. Breaking down biological borders. Nature 2002, 418, 7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Baxter, G.W.; Olafsen, J.S. Kinetics: Gaussian statistics in granular gases. Nature 2003, 425, 680.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rokas, A.; Krüger, D.; Carroll, S.B. Animal evolution and the molecular signature of radiations compressed in time. Science 2005, 310, 1933–1938.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kalsin, A.M.; Fialkowski, M.; Paszewski, M.; Smoukov, S.K.; Bishop, K.J.M.; Grzybowski, B.A. Electrostatic self-assembly of binary nanoparticle crystals with a diamond-like lattice. Science 2006, 312, 420–424.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mackenzie, A.F.D. Places of Possibility; Blackwell Publishing Ltd: Oxford, UK, 2013; ISBN 9781118278772.
An edited book
Aharonian, F. Astrophysics at Very High Energies: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 40. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy; Bergström, L., Dermer, C., Walter, R., Türler, M., Eds.; Saas-Fee Advanced Course; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013; Vol. 40; ISBN 9783642361333.
A chapter in an edited book
Li, S.; Sun, H.; Zheng, X. A Case Study on Design of Teacher Peer-Coaching Activities Supported by a Web 2.0 Community. In Hybrid Learning: 4th International Conference, ICHL 2011, Hong Kong, China, August 10-12, 2011. Proceedings; Kwan, R., Fong, J., Kwok, L.-F., Lam, J., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011; pp. 40–50 ISBN 9783642227622.

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. Most Clinical Trial Data In China Is Fabricated, Government Report Finds (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 Medical ADP Systems: Composite Health Care System Operational Test and Evaluation Costs; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1988;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Necaise, K.W. Effects of soybean-derived phytoestrogens on reproductive tract development in neonatal male and female pigs: Animal model for the human infant. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University: Mississippi State, MS, 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
Clarke, J. What’s the Circuit’s Most Fearsome Bull Afraid Of? You Name It. New York Times 2016, D3.

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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