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
Pormann, P. E., 2015, “Interdisciplinarity: Inside Manchester’s ‘Arts Lab,’” Nature, 525(7569), pp. 318–319.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bhosale, S. V., and Bhosale, S. V., 2013, “Yoctowells as a Simple Model System for the Encapsulation and Controlled Release of Bioactive Molecules,” Sci. Rep., 3, p. 1982.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dale, V. H., Crisafulli, C. M., and Swanson, F. J., 2005, “Ecology. 25 Years of Ecological Change at Mount St. Helens,” Science, 308(5724), pp. 961–962.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Griffiths, S., Sharp, R., Foote, T. N., Bertin, I., Wanous, M., Reader, S., Colas, I., and Moore, G., 2006, “Molecular Characterization of Ph1 as a Major Chromosome Pairing Locus in Polyploid Wheat,” Nature, 439(7077), pp. 749–752.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Calloway, J., 2009, Becoming a Category of One, Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Wikander, L., Gustafsson, C., and Riis, U., eds., 2012, Enlightenment, Creativity and Education: Polities, Politics, Performances, SensePublishers, Rotterdam.
A chapter in an edited book
O’Hara, K. E., 2014, “Unraveling Technology Use in Urban Schools,” Transforming Urban Education: Urban Teachers and Students Working Collaboratively, K. Tobin, and A. Shady, eds., SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp. 71–87.

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., 2016, “Santa Claus Mysteries Explained With Theory Of Relativity, Sort Of,” 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, 1972, The Problems of Management Information Systems: Why They Fail, 091001, 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
Grzeda, S., 2012, “Use of Binomial Cluster Analysis in the Identification of Temporary Disaster Debris Management Sites,” Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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
Nir, S. M., 2017, “Fire’s Death Toll: ‘5 Amazing People Full of Life,’ the Oldest of Them 20,” New York Times, p. A19.

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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