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
Trivedi, B.P., 2012. Neuroscience: hardwired for taste. Nature 486, S7-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Marcus, D.M., Grollman, A.P., 2006. Science and government. Review for NCCAM is overdue. Science 313, 301–302.
A journal article with 3 authors
Carazo-Salas, R.E., Antony, C., Nurse, P., 2005. The kinesin Klp2 mediates polarization of interphase microtubules in fission yeast. Science 309, 297–300.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wu, H., Kanatous, S.B., Thurmond, F.A., Gallardo, T., Isotani, E., Bassel-Duby, R., Williams, R.S., 2002. Regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle by CaMK. Science 296, 349–352.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stacey, W.M., 2012. Fusion Plasma Physics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Tsohatzidis, S.L. (Ed.), 2007. Intentional Acts and Institutional Facts: Essays on John Searle’s Social Ontology, Theory and Decision Library. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Phipps, J.E., Hoyt, T., Halaney, D.L., Mancuso, J.J., Milner, T.E., Feldman, M.D., 2015. Intravascular OCT Imaging Artifacts, in: Jang, I.-K. (Ed.), Cardiovascular OCT Imaging. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 67–79.

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
Andrew, D., 2016. Why It’s So Hard To Ignore A Baby’s Cry, According To Science [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, 1986. What Every Auditor Should Know About Computer Information Systems (No. 130454). 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
Guo, Z., 2008. Experimental Analysis of Polymer Nanocomposite Foaming Using Carbon Dioxide (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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
Lee, L., 2012. Almost Ready to Fly. New York Times D3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Trivedi, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Marcus and Grollman, 2006; Trivedi, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Marcus and Grollman, 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Wu et al., 2002)

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

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