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
Bevan, M. J. (2007). Immunology. The cutting edge of T cell selection, Science (New York, N.Y.), 316, pp. 1291–1292.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cao, X. and Südhof, T. C. (2001). A transcriptionally [correction of transcriptively] active complex of APP with Fe65 and histone acetyltransferase Tip60, Science (New York, N.Y.), 293, pp. 115–120.
A journal article with 3 authors
Purdy, T. P., Peterson, R. W. and Regal, C. A. (2013). Observation of radiation pressure shot noise on a macroscopic object, Science (New York, N.Y.), 339, pp. 801–804.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Kartsev, A., Karlsson, D., Privitera, A. and Verdozzi, C. (2013). Three-dimensional dynamics of a fermionic Mott wedding-cake in clean and disordered optical lattices, Scientific Reports, 3, pp. 2570.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weiss, J. (2016). Handbook of Ion Chromatography. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Chiba, S., Tanter, É., Bodden, E., Maoz, S. and Kienzle, J. (eds.) (2014). Transactions on Aspect-Oriented Software Development XI. Vol. 8400. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Pinto, J. M. (2012). Cultural and Educational Heritage, Social Structure and Quality of Life. In Neave, G. and Amaral, A. (eds),Higher Education in Portugal 1974-2009: A Nation, a Generation. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 89–107.

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
O`Callaghan, J. (2015, August 12). You Can Now Vote To Officially Name Exoplanets For The First Time, 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 (2000). Federal Communications Commission: Extending Wireless Telecommunications Services to Tribal Lands (No. OGC-00-55). 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
Smith, B. (2013). Analysis of hydraulic and financial operations of a recycled water system: A case study of the Orange County water district’s green acres project (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Vecsey, G. (2011). Gasps From the Grandstand After the Invoice Arrives, New York Times, 10 April, p. SP9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bevan, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Bevan, 2007; Cao and Südhof, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Cao and Südhof, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Kartsev et al., 2013)

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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