How to format your references using the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. 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
Rustichini, A., “Neuroscience. Emotion and Reason in Making Decisions,” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 310, No. 5754, 2005, pp. 1624–1625.
A journal article with 2 authors
Grimmer, M. R., and Costello, J. F., “Cancer: Oncogene Brought into the Loop,” Nature, Vol. 529, No. 7584, 2016, pp. 34–35.
A journal article with 3 authors
Irie, M., Kobatake, S., and Horichi, M., “Reversible Surface Morphology Changes of a Photochromic Diarylethene Single Crystal by Photoirradiation,” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 291, No. 5509, 2001, pp. 1769–1772.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sondermann, P., Huber, R., Oosthuizen, V., and Jacob, U., “The 3.2-A Crystal Structure of the Human IgG1 Fc Fragment-Fc GammaRIII Complex,” Nature, Vol. 406, No. 6793, 2000, pp. 267–273.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Godula-Jopek, A., Jehle, W., and Wellnitz, J., “Hydrogen Storage Technologies,” Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2012.
An edited book
Ding, Y., “High-Linearity CMOS RF Front-End Circuits,” Springer US, Boston, MA, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Sandau, R., “Structure of a Digital Airborne Camera,” Digital Airborne Camera: Introduction and Technology, edited by R. Sandau, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2010, pp. 143–259.

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 Thermophysics and Heat Transfer.

Blog post
Luntz, S., “Biotech Firm 3D Prints Fake Rhino Horn That’s Genetically Identical To The Real Thing,” IFLScience, IFLScience, Jun 21 2015. Retrieved 30 October 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, “Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Program Staffing,” RCED-96-162R, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, June 1996.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Watson, A. M., “A Novel Role for MUC7 Mucin Glycoprotein in the Innate Immunity and Genetic Propensity of Asthma,” Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2009.

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
Burghardt, L. F., “Neighbors Protest Flea Market’s Move to Belmont Park,” New York Times, Jan 07 2007, p. 14NJ7.

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 Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
ISSN (print)0887-8722
ISSN (online)1533-6808
ScopeCondensed Matter Physics

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