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
Mitchinson, A., 2014, “Climate Science: City Heat,” Nature, 511(7508), p. 163.
A journal article with 2 authors
Esler, W. P., and Wolfe, M. S., 2001, “A Portrait of Alzheimer Secretases--New Features and Familiar Faces,” Science, 293(5534), pp. 1449–1454.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dodds, P. S., Muhamad, R., and Watts, D. J., 2003, “An Experimental Study of Search in Global Social Networks,” Science, 301(5634), pp. 827–829.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Nemazee, D., Gavin, A., Hoebe, K., and Beutler, B., 2006, “Immunology: Toll-like Receptors and Antibody Responses,” Nature, 441(7091), pp. E4; discussion E4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Warnock, G., Ghafary, M., and Shaheen, G., 2015, Alcatel-Lucent Service Routing Architect (SRA) Self-Study Guide, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
An edited book
Reilly, N. P., Sirgy, M. J., and Gorman, C. A., eds., 2012, Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organizations, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Jain, J., Ghosh, R., and Dekhil, M., 2009, “Multimodal Shopping Lists,” Human-Computer Interaction. Novel Interaction Methods and Techniques: 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009, Proceedings, Part II, J.A. Jacko, ed., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 39–47.

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., 2016, “The Future Of Personal Satellite Technology Is Here – Are We Ready For It?,” IFLScience [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 30-Oct-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, 1979, Acquisition of Automatic Data Processing Equipment at Federal Judicial Center, B-193861, 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
Huynhle, M., 2017, “High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity Increases Resilience against Gram-Negative Bacterial Infection in Drosophila Larvae,” 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
Saslow, L., 2006, “School Chief, Never Accused, Quits After Scandal,” New York Times, p. 14LI2.

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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