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
Canup R (2015) Planetary science: The Moon’s tilt for gold. Nature 527:455–456
A journal article with 2 authors
Hetherington AM, Woodward FI (2003) The role of stomata in sensing and driving environmental change. Nature 424:901–908
A journal article with 3 authors
Joliveau E, Smith J, Wolfe J (2004) Acoustics: tuning of vocal tract resonance by sopranos. Nature 427:116
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Delamarre L, Pack M, Chang H, et al (2005) Differential lysosomal proteolysis in antigen-presenting cells determines antigen fate. Science 307:1630–1634

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety (1996) Guidelines for Use of Vapor Cloud Dispersion Models. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Knudson-Martin C, Wells MA, Samman SK (eds) (2015) Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy: Bridging Emotion, Societal Context, and Couple Interaction. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Ferrario D (2006) Il cinema secondo Fibonacci. In: Emmer M (ed) Matematica e Cultura 2006. Springer, Milano, pp 15–20

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
Carpineti A (2016) Star’s Gas Binge Might Tell Us How Planets Form. In: IFLScience. 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 (1992) The Job Training Partnership Act: Abuse of On-The-Job Training and Other Contracting Is an Ongoing Problem. 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
Darwich MK (2017) Cost-Efficient Video On Demand (VOD) Streaming Using Cloud Services. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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
Brantley B (2016) King Leontes Is Insane. It’s as Simple (and as Scary) as That. New York Times C7

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Canup 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Hetherington and Woodward 2003; Canup 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Hetherington and Woodward 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Delamarre et al. 2005)

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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