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
Holmes, N. (2008). Immunology. A splicing switch for T cells, Science (New York, N.Y.), 321, pp. 646–647.
A journal article with 2 authors
Micchelli, C. A. and Perrimon, N. (2006). Evidence that stem cells reside in the adult Drosophila midgut epithelium, Nature, 439, pp. 475–479.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen, S.-H., Chen, W.-R. and Mallamace, F. (2003). The glass-to-glass transition and its end point in a copolymer micellar system, Science (New York, N.Y.), 300, pp. 619–622.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Rost, S., Garnero, E. J., Williams, Q. and Manga, M. (2005). Seismological constraints on a possible plume root at the core-mantle boundary, Nature, 435, pp. 666–669.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rajagopal, R. (2014). Sustainable Value Creation in the Fine and Speciality Chemicals Industry. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Sandrucci, S. and Mussa, B. (eds.) (2014). Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters. Milano: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Jaskuła, B., Szkoła, J. and Pancerz, K. (2014). SOM Based Segmentation of Visual Stimuli in Diagnosis and Therapy of Neuropsychological Disorders. In Gruca, D. A., Czachórski, T., and Kozielski, S. (eds),Man-Machine Interactions 3. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 55–62.

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
Davis, J. (2015, November 6). ExxonMobil Under Investigation Over Claims It Lied To The Public Over Climate Change, 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 (1995). Tongass Timber Reform Act: Implementation of the Act’s Contract Modification Requirements (No. RCED-95-2). 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
Ochse, A. R. (2013). Targeted Killing, Drones and International Law: How U.S. Practice is Shaping International Law (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Luongo, M. T. (2017). In Detroit, a Theater Establishes a Beat, New York Times, 25 October, p. AR6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Holmes, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Holmes, 2008; Micchelli and Perrimon, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Micchelli and Perrimon, 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Rost et al., 2005)

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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