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
N. Fenton, “Science and law: Improve statistics in court,” Nature, vol. 479, no. 7371, pp. 36–37, Nov. 2011.
A journal article with 2 authors
F. Ma and B. J. Wills, “Discovery of hidden blazars,” Science, vol. 292, no. 5524, pp. 2050–2053, Jun. 2001.
A journal article with 3 authors
S. P. Davis, J. A. Finarelli, and M. I. Coates, “Acanthodes and shark-like conditions in the last common ancestor of modern gnathostomes,” Nature, vol. 486, no. 7402, pp. 247–250, Jun. 2012.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H. Yan et al., “Sterically controlled mechanochemistry under hydrostatic pressure,” Nature, vol. 554, no. 7693, pp. 505–510, Feb. 2018.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
A. Benchaib, Advanced Control of AC/DC Power Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.
An edited book
C. Xenakis and S. Wolthusen, Eds., Critical Information Infrastructures Security: 5th International Workshop, CRITIS 2010, Athens, Greece, September 23-24, 2010. Revised Papers, vol. 6712. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
S. Preissler, D. Habich, and W. Lehner, “An XML-Based Streaming Concept for Business Process Execution,” in Enterprise Information Systems: 12th International Conference, ICEIS 2010, Funchal-Madeira, Portugal, June 8-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, J. Filipe and J. Cordeiro, Eds. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2011, pp. 60–75.

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
S. Luntz, “Largest Lunar Explosion Recorded,” IFLScience, Feb. 25, 2014. (accessed Oct. 30, 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, “Year 2000 Computing Crisis: National Credit Union Administration’s Efforts to Ensure Credit Union Systems Are Year 2000 Compliant,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, T-AIMD-98-20, Oct. 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
A. Soheili, “A transannular Cope approach toward the core structure of isocyclocitrinol,” Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2008.

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. Landler, “Trump to a Grieving City: ‘This Is a Rough Time,’” New York Times, p. A13, Oct. 04, 2017.

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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