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
Knott, G., 2015. Neurodegeneration: Cold shock protects the brain. Nature 518, 177–178.
A journal article with 2 authors
West, S.A., Peters, A.D., 2000. Paying for sex is not easy. Nature 407, 962.
A journal article with 3 authors
Powell, M.D., Vickery, P.J., Reinhold, T.A., 2003. Reduced drag coefficient for high wind speeds in tropical cyclones. Nature 422, 279–283.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zurbuchen, T.H., Raines, J.M., Slavin, J.A., Gershman, D.J., Gilbert, J.A., Gloeckler, G., Anderson, B.J., Baker, D.N., Korth, H., Krimigis, S.M., Sarantos, M., Schriver, D., McNutt, R.L., Jr, Solomon, S.C., 2011. MESSENGER observations of the spatial distribution of planetary ions near Mercury. Science 333, 1862–1865.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lee, K.B., 2011. Principles of Microelectromechanical Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Kwuida, L., Sertkaya, B. (Eds.), 2010. Formal Concept Analysis: 8th International Conference, ICFCA 2010, Agadir, Morocco, March 15-18, 2010. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
DeStefano, S., 2009. Wildlife Corridors and Developed Landscapes, in: Esparza, A.X., McPherson, G. (Eds.), The Planner’s Guide to Natural Resource Conservation: The Science of Land Development Beyond the Metropolitan Fringe. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 85–102.

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
Hale, T., 2016. Video Shows Otters Drown And Kill A Monkey At A Zoo [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, 2000. Elementary and Secondary Education: Flexibility Initiatives Do Not Address Districts’ Key Concerns About Federal Requirements (No. T-HEHS-00-51). 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
McNamee, L., 2017. Best Practices in Higher Education Faculty Motivation (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

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
Joy, S., 2014. Bags That Don’t Brag. New York Times E17.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Knott, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Knott, 2015; West and Peters, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (West and Peters, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Zurbuchen et al., 2011)

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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