How to format your references using the Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing. 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
Hawley, R. S., 2011, “Molecular Biology. Hitting a Tiny Target in the Dark,” Science, 331(6019), pp. 870–871.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fernández-Martínez, L. T., and Bibb, M. J., 2014, “Use of the Meganuclease I-SceI of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae to Select for Gene Deletions in Actinomycetes,” Sci. Rep., 4, p. 7100.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kayukawa, T., Tateishi, K., and Shinoda, T., 2013, “Establishment of a Versatile Cell Line for Juvenile Hormone Signaling Analysis in Tribolium Castaneum,” Sci. Rep., 3, p. 1570.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Mondello, S., Buki, A., Barzo, P., Randall, J., Provuncher, G., Hanlon, D., Wilson, D., Kobeissy, F., and Jeromin, A., 2014, “CSF and Plasma Amyloid-β Temporal Profiles and Relationships with Neurological Status and Mortality after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury,” Sci. Rep., 4, p. 6446.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Burnham, D., and Skilleås, O. M., 2012, The Aesthetics of Wine, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Markman, M., and Saltz, L. B., eds., 2007, Colorectal Cancer: Evidence-Based Chemotherapy Strategies, Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.
A chapter in an edited book
Gadek, T., and Lee, D., 2011, “Topical Drug Delivery to the Back of the Eye,” Drug Product Development for the Back of the Eye, U.B. Kompella, and H.F. Edelhauser, eds., Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 111–124.

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 Micro and Nano-Manufacturing.

Blog post
Carpineti, A., 2017, “Galactic Alignment Happened Just After The Dawn Of The Universe,” IFLScience.


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, Security: Breaches at Federal Agencies and Airports, T-OSI-00-10, 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
Shirley, A., 2012, “Connecting Foster Children with Their Siblings within a Summer Camp Setting: A Grant Proposal,” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach.

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
Walsh, M. W., 2010, “As Payouts Rise, New Tactics By the U.S. Pension Insurer,” New York Times, p. B5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing
AbbreviationJ. Micro Nanomanuf.
ISSN (print)2166-0468
ISSN (online)2166-0476

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