How to format your references using the Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Service, R. F., 2003, “Condensed Matter Physics. Inverse Doppler Demonstration Ends a 60-Year Quest,” Science, 302(5650), p. 1489.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zavaleta, E. S., and Hulvey, K. B., 2004, “Realistic Species Losses Disproportionately Reduce Grassland Resistance to Biological Invaders,” Science, 306(5699), pp. 1175–1177.
A journal article with 3 authors
Luo, J., Shen, L., and Zheng, D., 2014, “Association between Vitamin C Intake and Lung Cancer: A Dose-Response Meta-Analysis,” Sci. Rep., 4, p. 6161.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Shen, Y., Tenney, A. P., Busch, S. A., Horn, K. P., Cuascut, F. X., Liu, K., He, Z., Silver, J., and Flanagan, J. G., 2009, “PTPsigma Is a Receptor for Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan, an Inhibitor of Neural Regeneration,” Science, 326(5952), pp. 592–596.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pasher, E., and Ronen, T., 2011, The Complete Guide to Knowledge Management, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Li, F., Shim, K., Zheng, K., and Liu, G., eds., 2016, Web Technologies and Applications: 18th Asia-Pacific Web Conference, APWeb 2016, Suzhou, China, September 23-25, 2016. Proceedings, Part II, Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Love, J. C., Derrick, S. M., and Wiersema, J. M., 2011, “Long Bone Fractures,” Skeletal Atlas of Child Abuse, S.M. Derrick, and J.M. Wiersema, eds., Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp. 69–83.

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 Pressure Vessel Technology.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2016, “There Are Just Three Saharan Addax Left In The Wild,” 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, 1988, Urban Mass Transportation Administration’s Enforcement of Buy America Provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, T-RCED-88-33, 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
Torres, M. F., 2009, “The Effect of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Information Technology Organizational Structures,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix.

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
Cooper, M., 2017, “Fixing Geffen Hall? Ask Ohio,” New York Times, p. C1.

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 Pressure Vessel Technology
AbbreviationJ. Press. Vessel Technol.
ISSN (print)0094-9930
ISSN (online)1528-8978
ScopeMechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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