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
A. Gutchess, “Plasticity of the aging brain: new directions in cognitive neuroscience,” Science, vol. 346, no. 6209, pp. 579–582, Oct. 2014.
A journal article with 2 authors
E. Ranta and V. Kaitala, “Comment on ‘Stability via asynchrony in Drosophila metapopulations with low migration rates,’” Science, vol. 314, no. 5798, pp. 420; author reply 420, Oct. 2006.
A journal article with 3 authors
L. Sun, Z. Xie, and J. Zhao, “A 3,000-year record of penguin populations,” Nature, vol. 407, no. 6806, p. 858, Oct. 2000.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J. F. Berry et al., “An octahedral coordination complex of iron(VI),” Science, vol. 312, no. 5782, pp. 1937–1941, Jun. 2006.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
C. M. Chang, Service Systems Management and Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
An edited book
M. Z. Hauschild and M. A. J. Huijbregts, Eds., Life Cycle Impact Assessment. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
J. Zhang and R. Bai, “Research of FMCW for Perfect Binary Sequences Pairs,” in Advances in Mechanical and Electronic Engineering: Volume 3, D. Jin and S. Lin, Eds. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013, pp. 21–27.

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. Davis, “New Metal Composite Can Float On Water,” IFLScience, May 13, 2015.


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, “Airline Competition: Pending Legislation Helps to Address Serious Competitive Problems,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, T-RCED-91-54, May 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
D. Beverley, “Golf as a tool for executive leadership development,” Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 2014.

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. Pilon, “’04 Drug Retest May Give U.S. Olympic Gold,” New York Times, p. A1, Dec. 06, 2012.

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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