How to format your references using the Journal of Materials Processing Tech. citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Materials Processing Tech.. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Watson, M., 2015. Test the effects of ash on jet engines. Nature 520, 133.
A journal article with 2 authors
Froehler, M.T., Duffy, C.J., 2002. Cortical neurons encoding path and place: where you go is where you are. Science 295, 2462–2465.
A journal article with 3 authors
Catani, M., Bodi, I., Dell’Acqua, F., 2012. Comment on “The geometric structure of the brain fiber pathways.” Science 337, 1605.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Watts, R.D., Compton, R.W., McCammon, J.H., Rich, C.L., Wright, S.M., Owens, T., Ouren, D.S., 2007. Roadless space of the conterminous United States. Science 316, 736–738.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Iwacz, G., Jajszczyk, A., Zajączkowski, M., 2008. Multimedia Broadcasting and Multicasting in Mobile Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Arya, K., 2016. Windows Group Policy Troubleshooting: A Best Practice Guide for Managing Users and PCs Through Group Policy. Apress, Berkeley, CA.
A chapter in an edited book
Memmel, T., Vanderdonckt, J., Reiterer, H., 2008. Multi-fidelity User Interface Specifications, in: Graham, T.C.N., Palanque, P. (Eds.), Interactive Systems. Design, Specification, and Verification: 15th International Workshop, DSV-IS 2008 Kingston, Canada, July 16-18, 2008 Revised Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 43–57.

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 Processing Tech..

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2014. Chelyabinsk Meteorite Was The Result of Asteroid Collision [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2014. Consumers’ Location Data: Companies Take Steps to Protect Privacy, but Practices Are Inconsistent, and Risks May Not be Clear to Consumers (No. GAO-14-649T). 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
Garcia-Manglano, J., 2013. Working for pay or raising a family? Three papers on women’s work expectations and market outcomes (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Steel, E., Schmidt, M.S., 2017. O’Reilly Settled Claim, Then Got a New Fox Deal. New York Times A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Watson, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Froehler and Duffy, 2002; Watson, 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Froehler and Duffy, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Watts et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Materials Processing Tech.
AbbreviationJ. Mater. Process. Technol.
ISSN (print)0924-0136
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Ceramics and Composites
Metals and Alloys
Modelling and Simulation

Other styles