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
Saibil, H. R. (2013). Biochemistry. Machinery to reverse irreversible aggregates, Science (New York, N.Y.), 339, pp. 1040–1041.
A journal article with 2 authors
Williams, W. M. and Ceci, S. J. (2005). Recruiters and academia. Academics worry about hiring ‘undiscovered geniuses’, Nature, 435, pp. 534.
A journal article with 3 authors
Maisel, S. B., Höfler, M. and Müller, S. (2012). A canonical stability-elasticity relationship verified for one million face-centred-cubic structures, Nature, 491, pp. 740–743.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Fadok, V. A., Bratton, D. L., Rose, D. M., Pearson, A., Ezekewitz, R. A. and Henson, P. M. (2000). A receptor for phosphatidylserine-specific clearance of apoptotic cells, Nature, 405, pp. 85–90.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zanotto, E. D. (2013). Crystals in Glass. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Schwabe, K., Albiac, J., Connor, J. D., Hassan, R. M. and Meza González, L. (eds.) (2013). Drought in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions: A Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-Country Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Herndon, J. M. (2007). Comment on R. D. Schuiling’s Paper. In Dye, S. T. (ed),Neutrino Geophysics: Proceedings of Neutrino Sciences 2005. New York, NY: Springer, pp. 51–51.

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. (2014, July 21). New Material Converts Sunlight to Steam, 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 (2015). Information Technology: FDA Has Taken Steps to Address Challenges but Needs a Comprehensive Strategic Plan (No. GAO-16-182). 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
Deshpande, A. S. (2009). Efficient idempotent methods for optimal control (Doctoral dissertation). University of California San Diego, La Jolla, 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
Feeney, K. (2007). A Short Menu of Longtime Favorites, New York Times, 1 April, p. NJ6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Saibil, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Saibil, 2013; Williams and Ceci, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Williams and Ceci, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Fadok et al., 2000)

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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