How to format your references using the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Entrepreneurship and 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
Steeg, P. S. (2012). Perspective: The right trials. Nature, 485(7400), S58-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Poage, M. A., & Chamberlain, C. P. (2006). Geochemistry. Rising mountain ranges. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5760), 478–479.
A journal article with 3 authors
Misura, K. M., Scheller, R. H., & Weis, W. I. (2000). Three-dimensional structure of the neuronal-Sec1-syntaxin 1a complex. Nature, 404(6776), 355–362.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zhu, G., Wang, M., Spike, B., Gray, P. C., Shen, J., Lee, S.-H., et al. (2014). Differential requirement of GRP94 and GRP78 in mammary gland development. Scientific reports, 4, 5390.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bojar, R. M. (2010). Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Atkinson, P. W. (Ed.). (2010). Vector Biology, Ecology and Control (1st ed.). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Ceelen, W. P., Morris, S., Paraskeva, P., & Pattyn, P. (2007). Surgical Trauma, Minimal Residual Disease and Locoregional Cancer Recurrence. In W. P. Ceelen (Ed.), Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: A Multidisciplinary Approach (pp. 51–69). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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 International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, July 31). Folding Graphene Like Origami May Allow Us To Wear Sensors In Our Skin. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 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. (2003). Satellite Communications: Strategic Approach Needed for DOD’s Procurement of Commercial Satellite Bandwidth (No. GAO-04-206). Washington, DC: 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
Murdock, J. M. (2017). Lethe and the Twin Bodhisattvas of Forgiveness and Forgetfulness (Doctoral dissertation). Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.

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
Walsh, M. W. (2012, August 1). S.E.C. Suggests Reforms Of Municipal Bond Market. New York Times, p. B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Steeg 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Poage and Chamberlain 2006; Steeg 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Poage and Chamberlain 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhu et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
AbbreviationInt. Entrep.. Manag. J.
ISSN (print)1554-7191
ISSN (online)1555-1938
ScopeManagement Information Systems
Management of Technology and Innovation

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