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
Pan X (2013) Fundamental equations for species-area theory. Sci Rep 3:1334
A journal article with 2 authors
Shendure J, Akey JM (2015) The origins, determinants, and consequences of human mutations. Science 349:1478–1483
A journal article with 3 authors
Constância M, Kelsey G, Reik W (2004) Resourceful imprinting. Nature 432:53–57
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Choi J-H, Ryu W-H, Park K, et al (2014) Multi-layer electrode with nano-Li4Ti5O12 aggregates sandwiched between carbon nanotube and graphene networks for high power Li-ion batteries. Sci Rep 4:7334

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Joule JA, Mills K (2012) Heterocyclic Chemistry at a Glance. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Riekmann SP, Wessels W (eds) (2006) The Making of a European Constitution: Dynamics and Limits of the Convention Experience. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
A chapter in an edited book
Elgazzar AH, Elmonayeri M (2006) Inflammation. In: Elgazzar AH (ed) The Pathophysiologic Basis of Nuclear Medicine. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 67–89

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
Hale T (2016) A Chinese Doctor Is Now Planning A Human Head Transplant. 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 (2000) Mass Transit: Implementation of FTA’s New Starts Evaluation Process and FY 2001 Funding Proposals. 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
Smith C (2013) The affect of acculturation on obesity among foreign-born Asians residing in the United States. 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
Villarosa L (2007) The Wheezing That Could Signal Childhood Asthma. New York Times H2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Pan 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Pan 2013; Shendure and Akey 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Shendure and Akey 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Choi et al. 2014)

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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