How to format your references using the IEEE Engineering Management Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Engineering Management Review. 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
T. Manabe, “Does BDNF have pre- or postsynaptic targets?,” Science, vol. 295, no. 5560, pp. 1651–1653, Mar. 2002.
A journal article with 2 authors
V. Maheshwari and R. F. Saraf, “High-resolution thin-film device to sense texture by touch,” Science, vol. 312, no. 5779, pp. 1501–1504, Jun. 2006.
A journal article with 3 authors
G. Holland, M. Cassidy, and C. J. Ballentine, “Meteorite Kr in Earth’s mantle suggests a late accretionary source for the atmosphere,” Science, vol. 326, no. 5959, pp. 1522–1525, Dec. 2009.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
M. Mojić et al., “Extracellular iron diminishes anticancer effects of vitamin C: an in vitro study,” Sci. Rep., vol. 4, p. 5955, Aug. 2014.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
P. Baldwin, OSx86. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2010.
An edited book
V. Bojňanský, ATLAS OF SEEDS AND FRUITS OF CENTRAL AND EAST-EUROPEAN FLORA: The Carpathian Mountains Region. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
D. Bartlett, “The Economic Dimensions of Globalization,” in Challenge and Change: Global Threats and the State in Twenty-first Century International Politics, N. C. Noonan and V. Nadkarni, Eds. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016, pp. 107–142.

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 IEEE Engineering Management Review.

Blog post
R. Andrews, “Rick Perry Set To Head Department Of Energy Despite Once Forgetting It Existed,” IFLScience, Dec. 13, 2016. (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, “Problems in the Federal Funding of School Bus Driver Training Programs,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, CED-77-60, Apr. 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
L. I. Rodriguez Gamez, “New perspectives on the spatial analysis of urban employment distribution and commuting patterns: The cases of Hermosillo and Ciudad Obregon, Mexico,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 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
S. Kelly, “Nothing Lasts Forever,” New York Times, p. 146, Sep. 10, 2000.

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 titleIEEE Engineering Management Review
AbbreviationIEEE Eng. Manag. Rev.
ISSN (print)0360-8581
ScopeStrategy and Management
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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