How to format your references using the Engineering Management Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Engineering Management Journal. 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
V. Smetacek, “Balance: mind-grasping gravity,” Nature, vol. 415, no. 6871, p. 481, Jan. 2002.
A journal article with 2 authors
P. J. Richerson and R. Boyd, “Migration: an engine for social change,” Nature, vol. 456, no. 7224, p. 877, Dec. 2008.
A journal article with 3 authors
S. Xiao, C. Zhou, and X. Yuan, “Palaeontology: undressing and redressing Ediacaran embryos,” Nature, vol. 446, no. 7136, pp. E9-10; discussion E10-1, Apr. 2007.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H.-P. Zhang, J.-B. Pan, C. Zhang, N. Ji, H. Wang, and Z.-L. Ji, “Network understanding of herb medicine via rapid identification of ingredient-target interactions,” Sci. Rep., vol. 4, p. 3719, Jan. 2014.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J. Y. B. Lee, Scalable Continuous Media Streaming Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2005.
An edited book
A. Abraham, C. Grosan, and V. Ramos, Eds., Swarm Intelligence in Data Mining, vol. 34. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
S. Zúñiga, I. Sola, J. L. Moreno, S. Alonso, and L. Enjuanes, “Regulation of Coronavirus Transcription: Viral and Cellular Proteins Interacting with Transcription-Regulating Sequences,” in The Nidoviruses: Toward Control of SARS and other Nidovirus Diseases, S. Perlman and K. V. Holmes, Eds. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2006, pp. 31–35.

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 Engineering Management Journal.

Blog post
B. Taub, “Wind Instrument Players Warned Over Hygiene After Man Is Killed By His Bagpipes,” IFLScience, Aug. 23, 2016. .


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, “Emergency Transportation Relief: Agencies Could Improve Collaboration Begun during Hurricane Sandy Response,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, GAO-14-512, May 2014.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
R. W. Perez, “Stepping Stone or Stumbling Block? The Impact of Prior Military Service on Hiring Managers’ Perceptions of Warmth, Competence, and Hirability,” Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, 2017.

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
GEORGE ETHEREDGE for THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Chandeliers,” New York Times, p. RE13, Oct. 21, 2016.

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 titleEngineering Management Journal
ISSN (print)0960-7919
ScopeManagement Science and Operations Research
General Engineering

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