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
Simonton, D. K., 2013, “After Einstein: Scientific Genius Is Extinct,” Nature, 493(7434), p. 602.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jones, J. H., and Handcock, M. S., 2003, “Social Networks: Sexual Contacts and Epidemic Thresholds,” Nature, 423(6940), pp. 605–6; discussion 606.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ambrose, K. V., Koppenhöfer, A. M., and Belanger, F. C., 2014, “Horizontal Gene Transfer of a Bacterial Insect Toxin Gene into the Epichloë Fungal Symbionts of Grasses,” Sci. Rep., 4, p. 5562.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Dutton, Z., Budde, M., Slowe, C., and Hau, L. V., 2001, “Observation of Quantum Shock Waves Created with Ultra- Compressed Slow Light Pulses in a Bose-Einstein Condensate,” Science, 293(5530), pp. 663–668.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Theodore, L., and Kunz, R. G., 2005, Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Demetrikopoulos, M. K., and Pecore, J. L., eds., 2016, Interplay of Creativity and Giftedness in Science, SensePublishers, Rotterdam.
A chapter in an edited book
Balmer, A. S., Bulpin, K., and Molyneux-Hodgson, S., 2016, “Enacting Ontologies, Failure and Time,” Synthetic Biology: A Sociology of Changing Practices, K. Bulpin, and S. Molyneux-Hodgson, eds., Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp. 151–190.

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, D., 2017, “Yes There’s Hope, But Treating Spinal Injuries With Stem Cells Is Not A Reality Yet,” 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, 1978, U.S. Economic Aid for the West Bank and Gaza, ID-78-35, 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
Shelby, K. R., 2013, “Systems Engineering Knowledge Asset (SEKA) Management for Higher Performing Engineering Teams: People, Process and Technology toward Effective Knowledge-Workers,” Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University.

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
Crow, K., 2001, “Trying to Protect A Zigzag Piece Of a Famed Circle,” New York Times, p. 145.

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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