How to format your references using the International Journal of Management Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Management Reviews (IJMR). 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
Flier, J. S. (2006). Neuroscience. Regulating energy balance: the substrate strikes back, Science (New York, N.Y.), 312, pp. 861–864.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fauci, A. S. and Collins, F. S. (2012). Benefits and risks of influenza research: lessons learned, Science (New York, N.Y.), 336, pp. 1522–1523.
A journal article with 3 authors
Keller, K. E., Tan, I. S. and Lee, Y.-S. (2012). SAICAR stimulates pyruvate kinase isoform M2 and promotes cancer cell survival in glucose-limited conditions, Science (New York, N.Y.), 338, pp. 1069–1072.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Mann, M. E., Woodruff, J. D., Donnelly, J. P. and Zhang, Z. (2009). Atlantic hurricanes and climate over the past 1,500 years, Nature, 460, pp. 880–883.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Krause, T. R. (2005). Leading with Safety. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Staudter, C. (2009). Design for Six Sigma+Lean Toolset: Implementing Innovations Successfully, Mollenhauer, J.-P., Renata, R., Roenpage, O., Hugo, C. von, Hamalides, A., and Lunau, S. (eds),. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Sullivan, A. L. and Sullivan, A. L. (2016). Kindergartners Studying Trans* Issues Through I Am Jazz. In Miller, S. (ed),Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 63–80.

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 Journal of Management Reviews.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, October 20). River Flows Drop As Carbon Dioxide Creates Thirstier Plants, IFLScience. IFLScience. Available at: [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 (2001). Critical Infrastructure Protection: Significant Challenges in Protecting Federal Systems and Developing Analysis and Warning Capabilities (No. GAO-01-1132T). 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
Camaya, C. (2015). Teachers’ perceptions of social skills instruction for children with autism spectrum disorders (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Crow, K. (2002). The Mayor Of Greenwich Village, New York Times, 27 October, p. 144.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Flier, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Fauci and Collins, 2012; Flier, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Fauci and Collins, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Mann et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Management Reviews
AbbreviationInt. J. Manag. Rev.
ISSN (print)1460-8545
ISSN (online)1468-2370
ScopeManagement of Technology and Innovation
Strategy and Management
General Decision Sciences

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