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
H. Höfte, “Plant biology. A Baroque residue in red wine,” Science, vol. 294, no. 5543, pp. 795–797, Oct. 2001.
A journal article with 2 authors
P. A. Jones and D. Takai, “The role of DNA methylation in mammalian epigenetics,” Science, vol. 293, no. 5532, pp. 1068–1070, Aug. 2001.
A journal article with 3 authors
B. M. Griffin, J. Schott, and B. Schink, “Nitrite, an electron donor for anoxygenic photosynthesis,” Science, vol. 316, no. 5833, p. 1870, Jun. 2007.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H. Jeong, S. P. Mason, A. L. Barabási, and Z. N. Oltvai, “Lethality and centrality in protein networks,” Nature, vol. 411, no. 6833, pp. 41–42, May 2001.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
R. Khanlari and M. S. Fard, FIDIC Plant and Design-Build Form of Contract Illustrated. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2015.
An edited book
R. Trappl, Ed., A Construction Manual for Robots’ Ethical Systems: Requirements, Methods, Implementations, 1st ed. 2015. 1st ed. Cognitive Technologies. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
B. M. Erovic and P. Lercher, “Preoperative Considerations,” in Manual of Head and Neck Reconstruction Using Regional and Free Flaps, P. Lercher, Ed., Vienna: Springer, 2015, pp. 15–16.

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
T. Hale, “Rare Drone Footage Captures Whales Hunting Down And Grabbing A Shark,” IFLScience, May 12, 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, “Telephone Communications: Cost and Funding Information on Lifeline Telephone Service,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, RCED-87-189, Sep. 1987.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
D. A. Norton, “O’Connor’s agent casual theory of free will: An evaluation,” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2013.

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
M. C. Curtis, “It’s Never Boring in North Carolina,” New York Times, p. A35, Oct. 14, 2014.

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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