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
K. Devlin, “Portraits of science. Kurt Gödel--separating truth from proof in mathematics,” Science, vol. 298, no. 5600, pp. 1899–1900, Dec. 2002.
A journal article with 2 authors
A. Sattler and G. Parkin, “Cleaving carbon-carbon bonds by inserting tungsten into unstrained aromatic rings,” Nature, vol. 463, no. 7280, pp. 523–526, Jan. 2010.
A journal article with 3 authors
R. A. Keller, M. R. Fisk, and W. M. White, “Isotopic evidence for Late Cretaceous plume-ridge interaction at the Hawaiian hotspot,” Nature, vol. 405, no. 6787, pp. 673–676, Jun. 2000.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Y. Jiang, A. Lee, J. Chen, M. Cadene, B. T. Chait, and R. MacKinnon, “The open pore conformation of potassium channels,” Nature, vol. 417, no. 6888, pp. 523–526, May 2002.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
M. Mansour, R. Wilhite, and J. Rowe, Guide to Ruminant Anatomy. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.
An edited book
J. Mariani, S. Rosset, M. Garnier-Rizet, and L. Devillers, Eds., Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones: Putting Spoken Dialog Systems into Practice. New York, NY: Springer, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
M. Maasoumy, P. Nuzzo, and A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, “Smart Buildings in the Smart Grid: Contract-Based Design of an Integrated Energy Management System,” in Cyber Physical Systems Approach to Smart Electric Power Grid, S. K. Khaitan, J. D. McCalley, and C. C. Liu, Eds., in Power Systems. , Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2015, pp. 103–132.

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
E. Andrew, “Mantis Shrimp Use ‘Nature’s Sunscreen’ To Tune UV Vision,” IFLScience. Accessed: Oct. 30, 2018. [Online]. Available:


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: Challenges Remain for VA’s Sharing of Electronic Health Records with DOD,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, GAO-09-427T, Mar. 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
M. R. Schoettler, “A Publish-Subscribe Framework for Embedded Systems: Simplifying the Development Process,” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 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
J. Wagner, “Beleaguered Bullpen Falters Again Even as Harvey Makes Progress,” New York Times, p. B11, May 18, 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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