How to format your references using the The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing 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.
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
Lingham-Soliar T (2014) Comment on “A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales.” Science 346:434
A journal article with 2 authors
Gallotti R, Barthelemy M (2014) Anatomy and efficiency of urban multimodal mobility. Sci Rep 4:6911
A journal article with 3 authors
Cossairt BM, Diawara M-C, Cummins CC (2009) Facile synthesis of AsP3. Science 323:602
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Bao H, Thiemens MH, Farquhar J, et al (2000) Anomalous 17O compositions in massive sulphate deposits on the Earth. Nature 406:176–178

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Runcie T, Dochtermann M (2013) Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Chakravarty S, Negi R (2016) Space, Planning and Everyday Contestations in Delhi. Springer India, New Delhi
A chapter in an edited book
Dimirovski GM (2016) Learning Intelligent Controls in High Speed Networks: Synergies of Computational Intelligence with Control and Q-Learning Theories. In: Sgurev V, Yager RR, Kacprzyk J, Jotsov V (eds) Innovative Issues in Intelligent Systems. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 111–139

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 The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

Blog post
Hale T (2015) Here’s What Happened When A Teenager Didn’t Sleep For Eleven Days. In: IFLScience. 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 (2004) Air Traffic Control: FAA Needs to Ensure Better Coordination When Approving Air Traffic Control Systems. 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
Perlstein JA (2014) Support for families affected by incarceration: 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
Greenhouse L (2008) Justices Take Up On-Air Vulgarity Again. New York Times A16

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 titleThe International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
AbbreviationInt. J. Adv. Manuf. Technol.
ISSN (print)0268-3768
ISSN (online)1433-3015
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Control and Systems Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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