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
O. Gingerich, “Tycho and the ton of gold,” Nature, vol. 403, no. 6767, p. 251, Jan. 2000.
A journal article with 2 authors
A. Gal-Yam and D. C. Leonard, “A massive hypergiant star as the progenitor of the supernova SN 2005gl,” Nature, vol. 458, no. 7240, pp. 865–867, Apr. 2009.
A journal article with 3 authors
M. F. Chisholm, S. Kumar, and P. Hazzledine, “Dislocations in complex materials,” Science, vol. 307, no. 5710, pp. 701–703, Feb. 2005.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
X. D. Cui et al., “Reproducible measurement of single-molecule conductivity,” Science, vol. 294, no. 5542, pp. 571–574, Oct. 2001.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
S. U. Raymond, Recession, Recovery, and Renewal: Long-Term Nonprofit Strategies for Rapid Economic Change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
An edited book
M. J. Ostwald, Ed., Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future: Volume I: Antiquity to the 1500s. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
M. Zaumseil, M. von Vacano, and S. Schwarz, “Contextualizing the Research: Introduction to the Case Study in Java, Indonesia,” in Cultural Psychology of Coping with Disasters: The Case of an Earthquake in Java, Indonesia, M. Zaumseil, S. Schwarz, M. von Vacano, G. B. Sullivan, and J. E. Prawitasari-Hadiyono, Eds. New York, NY: Springer, 2014, pp. 105–127.

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
J. Fang, “Rats Aren’t to Blame for the Plague in Europe: It Was Gerbils,” IFLScience, 24-Feb-2015. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 30-Oct-2018].


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, “Information Technology Investment Management: An Overview of GAO’s Assessment Framework (Exposure Draft),” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, AIMD-00-155, May 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Y. Choi, “Three essays on econometrics,” Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2012.

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
L. Baker, “High Mountain Hiking With a Golden Reward,” New York Times, p. F3, 27-Oct-2006.

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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