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
Nittler, L. R., 2010, “Planetary Science. Cometary Dust in the Laboratory,” Science, 328(5979), pp. 698–699.
A journal article with 2 authors
McCormick, C., and Ganem, D., 2005, “The Kaposin B Protein of KSHV Activates the P38/MK2 Pathway and Stabilizes Cytokine MRNAs,” Science, 307(5710), pp. 739–741.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lykke-Andersen, J., Shu, M. D., and Steitz, J. A., 2001, “Communication of the Position of Exon-Exon Junctions to the MRNA Surveillance Machinery by the Protein RNPS1,” Science, 293(5536), pp. 1836–1839.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Han, S.-C., Shum, C. K., Bevis, M., Ji, C., and Kuo, C.-Y., 2006, “Crustal Dilatation Observed by GRACE after the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake,” Science, 313(5787), pp. 658–662.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chen, W.-Y., 2013, NeuroInvesting, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Fikentscher, W., 2013, FairEconomy: Crises, Culture, Competition and the Role of Law, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Canard, S., Gouget, A., and Hufschmitt, E., 2006, “A Handy Multi-Coupon System,” Applied Cryptography and Network Security: 4th International Conference, ACNS 2006, Singapore, June 6-9, 2006. Proceedings, J. Zhou, M. Yung, and F. Bao, eds., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 66–81.

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
Andrews, R., 2017, “Mount Etna Just Exploded Into Life,” 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, Transportation Services: Better Dissemination and Oversight of DOT’s Guidance Could Lead to Improved Access for Limited English-Proficient Populations (Korean Version), GAO-06-188, 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
Wisdom, V., 2015, “Reverie: A Portal to the Numinous—an Exploration into Early Childhood Psychospiritual Awareness,” Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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
Poniewozik, J., 2016, “A Family Revolving Around a Disability,” New York Times, p. C1.

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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