How to format your references using the Industrial Marketing Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Industrial Marketing Management. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Smaglik, P. (2003). Northern England: rising star. Nature, 425(6956), 430–433.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bright, A. T., & Winzeler, E. A. (2013). Epidemiology: resistance mapping in malaria. Nature, 498(7455), 446–447.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rideout, W. M., 3rd, Eggan, K., & Jaenisch, R. (2001). Nuclear cloning and epigenetic reprogramming of the genome. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5532), 1093–1098.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Brú, A., Alós, E., Nuño, J. C., & Fernández de Dios, M. (2014). Scaling in complex systems: a link between the dynamics of networks and growing interfaces. Scientific Reports, 4, 7550.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
American Counseling Association. (2015). The ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling. American Counseling Association.
An edited book
Cartwright, W., Peterson, M. P., & Gartner, G. (Eds.). (2007). Multimedia Cartography (Second Edition). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Blease, R. E., & Smith, C. S. (2014). Blast Trauma. In L. B. Bone & C. N. Mamczak (Eds.), Front Line Extremity and Orthopaedic Surgery: A Practical Guide (pp. 31–42). Springer.

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 Industrial Marketing Management.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, July 7). That Neat and Tidy Map of Tastes on the Tongue you Learned in School is all Wrong. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1976). Survey of Public Affairs Activities by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (LCD-75-452). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Goshin, L. S. (2010). Behavior Problems and Competence in Preschoolers Who Spent Their First One to Eighteen Months in a Prison Nursery Program [Doctoral dissertation]. Columbia University.

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
Shpigel, B. (2017, October 3). The Rally Before the Rally. New York Times, B9.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Bright & Winzeler, 2013; Smaglik, 2003).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Bright & Winzeler, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Rideout et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Brú et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleIndustrial Marketing Management
AbbreviationInd. Mark. Manag.
ISSN (print)0019-8501

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