How to format your references using the Computational Management Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Computational Management Science. 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
May RM (2004) Uses and abuses of mathematics in biology. Science 303:790–793
A journal article with 2 authors
Geller AM, Mathieu RD (2011) A mass transfer origin for blue stragglers in NGC 188 as revealed by half-solar-mass companions. Nature 478:356–359
A journal article with 3 authors
Lowes MA, Bowcock AM, Krueger JG (2007) Pathogenesis and therapy of psoriasis. Nature 445:866–873
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Yusupov MM, Yusupova GZ, Baucom A, et al (2001) Crystal structure of the ribosome at 5.5 A resolution. Science 292:883–896

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mackenzie B, Njikizana T, Coetsee D, et al (2014) 2014 Interpretation and Application of International Financial Reporting Standards. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Fleuren H, Hertog DD, Kort P (eds) (2005) Operations Research Proceedings 2004: Selected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR). Jointly Organized with the Netherlands Society for Operations Research (NGB) Tilburg, September 1–3, 2004. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Tian G (2012) Existence of Einstein Metrics on Fano Manifolds. In: Dai X, Rong X (eds) Metric and Differential Geometry: The Jeff Cheeger Anniversary Volume. Springer, Basel, pp 119–159

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 Computational Management Science.

Blog post
Fang J (2015) Vampire Spiders Hunt Blood-Filled, Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/vampire-spiders-hunt-blood-filled-malaria-spreading-mosquitoes/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1978) Office of Telecommunications Policy’s Contract for a Publication on Intercepting Electronic Communications. 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
Merkurjev D (2015) Understanding Enhancer Role in Transcriptional Response. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego

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
Branch J (2017) Bringing Sports World Into the ‘Now,’ With Gadgets. New York Times B5

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (May 2004).
This sentence cites two references (May 2004; Geller and Mathieu 2011).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Geller and Mathieu 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Yusupov et al. 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleComputational Management Science
AbbreviationComput. Manag. Sci.
ISSN (print)1619-697X
ISSN (online)1619-6988
ScopeManagement Information Systems
Information Systems

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