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
Kappeler PM (2013) Evolution. Why male mammals are monogamous. Science 341:469–470
A journal article with 2 authors
Michalakis Y, Roze D (2004) Evolution. Epistasis in RNA viruses. Science 306:1492–1493
A journal article with 3 authors
Martinón-Torres M, Rehren T, Freestone IC (2006) Mullite and the mystery of Hessian wares. Nature 444:437–438
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wang Z, Klipfell E, Bennett BJ, et al (2011) Gut flora metabolism of phosphatidylcholine promotes cardiovascular disease. Nature 472:57–63

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Halstead P (2014) Two Oxen Ahead. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK
An edited book
Kim Y-C (2016) Chinese Global Production Networks in ASEAN. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Botti V, Garrido A, Giret A, Noriega P (2012) The Role of MAS as a Decision Support Tool in a Water-Rights Market. In: Dechesne F, Hattori H, Mors AT, et al (eds) Advanced Agent Technology: AAMAS 2011 Workshops, AMPLE, AOSE, ARMS, DOCM3AS, ITMAS, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2-6, 2011. Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 35–49

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
Andrew E (2016) Why More Cities Need To Add Up The Economic Value Of Trees. 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 (2012) K-12 Education: School-Based Physical Education and Sports Programs. 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
Arendt KR (2015) Symbiosis establishment and ecological effects of endohyphal bacteria on foliar fungi. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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
Belson K (2017) Head Coach of Broncos Is Expected to Retire. New York Times D5

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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