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
Lundstrom, M., 2003. Applied physics. Moore’s law forever? Science 299, 210–211.
A journal article with 2 authors
Parnell, R.J., Buchanan-Smith, H.M., 2001. Animal behaviour. An unusual social display by gorillas. Nature 412, 294.
A journal article with 3 authors
Knigge, C., Coe, M.J., Podsiadlowski, P., 2011. Two populations of X-ray pulsars produced by two types of supernova. Nature 479, 372–375.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gibcus, J.H., Samejima, K., Goloborodko, A., Samejima, I., Naumova, N., Nuebler, J., Kanemaki, M.T., Xie, L., Paulson, J.R., Earnshaw, W.C., Mirny, L.A., Dekker, J., 2018. A pathway for mitotic chromosome formation. Science 359.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Armaroli, N., Balzani, V., Serpone, N., 2013. Powering Planet Earth. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Feld, L.G., Kaskel, F.J. (Eds.), 2010. Fluid and Electrolytes in Pediatrics: A Comprehensive Handbook, Nutrition and Health. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.
A chapter in an edited book
Ippolito, A., Bartolomei, C., 2016. Niccolò Tartaglia (1500c.–1557), in: Cigola, M. (Ed.), Distinguished Figures in Descriptive Geometry and Its Applications for Mechanism Science: From the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, History of Mechanism and Machine Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 77–98.

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
Andrews, R., 2016. “Maleness Gene” Could Be Key To Destroying Malaria Mosquitos [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, 1992. Embedded Computer Systems: Significant Software Problems on C-17 Must Be Addressed (No. IMTEC-92-48). 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
Mason, M.C., 2013. A Heart Like a Fakir’s The Life and Times of General Sir James Abbott, KCB (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Dailey, M., 2017. The Arts Fall Preview Is About to Drop. New York Times A2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lundstrom, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Lundstrom, 2003; Parnell and Buchanan-Smith, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Parnell and Buchanan-Smith, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Gibcus et al., 2018)

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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