How to format your references using the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. 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
N.Z. Muller, Economics. Boosting GDP Growth by Accounting for the Environment, Science, 2014, 345(6199), p 873–874.
A journal article with 2 authors
M.P. Tingley and P. Huybers, Recent Temperature Extremes at High Northern Latitudes Unprecedented in the Past 600 Years, Nature, 2013, 496(7444), p 201–205.
A journal article with 3 authors
G. Werlen, B. Hausmann, and E. Palmer, A Motif in the Alphabeta T-Cell Receptor Controls Positive Selection by Modulating ERK Activity, Nature, 2000, 406(6794), p 422–426.
A journal article with 31 or more authors
F.S. Cataliotti, S. Burger, C. Fort, P. Maddaloni, F. Minardi, A. Trombettoni, A. Smerzi, and M. Inguscio, Josephson Junction Arrays with Bose-Einstein Condensates, Science, 2001, 293(5531), p 843–846.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
A. Ahlemeyer-Stubbe and S. Coleman, “A Practical Guide to Data Mining for Business and Industry,” (Chichester, UK), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2014.
An edited book
C. Lai, A. Giuliani, and G. Semeraro, Eds., “Distributed Systems and Applications of Information Filtering and Retrieval: DART 2012: Revised and Invited Papers,” (Berlin, Heidelberg), Springer, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
R. Antoine and P. Dugourd, UV-Visible Activation of Biomolecular Ions, Laser Photodissociation and Spectroscopy of Mass-separated Biomolecular Ions, N.C. Polfer and P. Dugourd, Eds., (Cham), Springer International Publishing, 2013, p 93–116.

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 Materials Engineering and Performance.

Blog post
J. Davis, “There May Be Twice As Many Species Of Birds Than Is Currently Recognized,” IFLScience, IFLScience, 2016.


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, “Procedures and Policies of the Energy Research and Development Administration,” (Washington, DC), U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
A.L. Hensley, “Gender, Personality, and Coping: Unraveling Gender in Military Post -Deployment Physical and Mental Wellness,” (Minneapolis, MN), Capella University, 2009.

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
K. Crow, “Street-Cleaning Rules Are Whisked Away, And Drivers Get a Little Patch of Heaven,” New York Times, 2002, p 144.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Materials Engineering and Performance
AbbreviationJ. Mater. Eng. Perform.
ISSN (print)1059-9495
ISSN (online)1544-1024
ScopeMechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
General Materials Science

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