How to format your references using the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Silverberg, R., 2000, “Pluto Story,” Nature, 403(6768), p. 367.
A journal article with 2 authors
Scholes, R. J., and Noble, I. R., 2001, “Climate Change. Storing Carbon on Land,” Science, 294(5544), pp. 1012–1013.
A journal article with 3 authors
Deana, A., Celesnik, H., and Belasco, J. G., 2008, “The Bacterial Enzyme RppH Triggers Messenger RNA Degradation by 5’ Pyrophosphate Removal,” Nature, 451(7176), pp. 355–358.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Makris, N. C., Ratilal, P., Symonds, D. T., Jagannathan, S., Lee, S., and Nero, R. W., 2006, “Fish Population and Behavior Revealed by Instantaneous Continental Shelf-Scale Imaging,” Science, 311(5761), pp. 660–663.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zlokarnik, M., 2006, Scale-Up in Chemical Engineering, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
van Ditmarsch, H., 2015, One Hundred Prisoners and a Light Bulb, Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Jiao, J., and Boerboom, L., 2006, “Transition Rule Elicitation Methods for Urban Cellular Automata Models,” Innovations in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, J.P.V. Leeuwen, and H.J.P. Timmermans, eds., Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 53–68.

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 Science and Engineering.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015, “Intermittent Fasting Could Be Beneficial to Health,” IFLScience.


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, 2005, Taxpayer Information: Options Exist to Enable Data Sharing Between IRS and USCIS but Each Presents Challenges, GAO-06-100, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Balakrishnan, G., 2017, “Cognitive Radio Cooperative Spectrum Sensing,” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach.

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
(nyt), S. K., 2003, “World Briefing | Europe: Britain: Russian Tycoon Receives Asylum,” New York Times, p. A6.

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 Science and Engineering
AbbreviationJ. Manuf. Sci. Eng.
ISSN (print)1087-1357
ISSN (online)1528-8935
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Control and Systems Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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