How to format your references using the Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. 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
Montanarella, L., 2015, “Agricultural Policy: Govern Our Soils,” Nature, 528(7580), pp. 32–33.
A journal article with 2 authors
Beg, A. A., and Scheiffele, P., 2006, “Neuroscience. SUMO Wrestles the Synapse,” Science, 311(5763), pp. 962–963.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moles, A., Kieffer, B. L., and D’Amato, F. R., 2004, “Deficit in Attachment Behavior in Mice Lacking the Mu-Opioid Receptor Gene,” Science, 304(5679), pp. 1983–1986.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Boross, P., Dóra, B., Kiss, A., and Simon, F., 2013, “A Unified Theory of Spin-Relaxation Due to Spin-Orbit Coupling in Metals and Semiconductors,” Sci. Rep., 3, p. 3233.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Burnett, R., Brunstrom, A., and Nilsson, A. G., 2005, Perspectives on Multimedia, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Sarkis, J., Cordeiro, J. J., and Vazquez Brust, D., eds., 2010, Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Duggan, D., and Wu, Y., 2014, “Security Correctness for Secure Nested Transactions,” Trustworthy Global Computing: 8th International Symposium, TGC 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 30-31, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, M. Abadi, and A. Lluch Lafuente, eds., Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 64–79.

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 Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2015, “Love Hormone Brings Marmosets Together,” IFLScience [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 30-Oct-2018].


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, Biotechnology: Agriculture’s Regulatory System Needs Clarification, RCED-86-59, 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
Lanigan, L. G., 2012, “Effects of Two Cancer Genes, HTLV-1 Tax and E-Cadherin, on Cancer Development and Progression,” Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University.

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
Pilon, M., 2012, “Earning a Royal Silver, as Britain Continues Its Wait for a Gold,” New York Times, p. B13.

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 Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
AbbreviationJ. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng. Trans. ASME
ISSN (print)0892-7219
ISSN (online)1528-896X
ScopeMechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering

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