How to format your references using the International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management. 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
Apkarian, V. A. (2006). Chemistry. A pixellated window on chemistry in solids. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5794), 1747–1748.
A journal article with 2 authors
Alley, R. B., & Joughin, I. (2012). Climate change. Modeling ice-sheet flow. Science (New York, N.Y.), 336(6081), 551–552.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bania, T. M., Rood, R. T., & Balser, D. S. (2002). The cosmological density of baryons from observations of 3He+ in the Milky Way. Nature, 415(6867), 54–57.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Prodan, E., Radloff, C., Halas, N. J., & Nordlander, P. (2003). A hybridization model for the plasmon response of complex nanostructures. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5644), 419–422.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mazar Madjar, H. (2016). Radio Spectrum Management. John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Firoozye, N. B. (2016). Managing Uncertainty, Mitigating Risk: Tackling the Unknown in Financial Risk Assessment and Decision Making (F. Ariff, Ed.). Palgrave Macmillan UK.
A chapter in an edited book
Dredge, D. (2015). Tourism and Governance. In G. Moscardo & P. Benckendorff (Eds.), Education for Sustainability in Tourism: A Handbook of Processes, Resources, and Strategies (pp. 75–90). Springer.

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 Science and Engineering Management.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2016, May 9). The UAE Wants To Build A ‘Rainmaking Mountain’ – Are We All Ok With That? IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1993). Self-Sufficiency: Opportunities and Disincentives on the Road to Economic Independence (HRD-93-23). 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
Abraham, E. D. (2015). A mental health community outreach and education program for Nigerian immigrants: A grant writing project [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Grynbaum, M. M. (2017, August 9). Another Press Secretary Profile. New York Times, A2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Apkarian, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Alley & Joughin, 2012; Apkarian, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Alley & Joughin, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Bania et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Prodan et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management
ISSN (print)1750-9653
ISSN (online)1750-9661
ScopeStrategy and Management
Information Systems and Management
Management Science and Operations Research
Engineering (miscellaneous)
Mechanical Engineering

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