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
Dallek, R. (2009). All the President’s scholarly men. Nature, 458(7238), 572–573.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lovett, B. W., & Benjamin, S. C. (2009). Comment on “Multipartite entanglement among single spins in diamond.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5918), 1169; author reply 1169.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fradkin, E., Kivelson, S. A., & Oganesyan, V. (2007). Physics. Electron nematic phase in a transition metal oxide. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5809), 196–197.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bangura, A. F., Xu, X., Wakeham, N., Peng, N., Horii, S., & Hussey, N. E. (2013). The Wiedemann-Franz law in the putative one-dimensional metallic phase of PrBa₂Cu₄O₈. Scientific Reports, 3, 3261.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Holt, J. (2013). The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. John Wiley & Sons.
An edited book
Rozelot, J.-P., & Neiner, C. (Eds.). (2016). Cartography of the Sun and the Stars (1st ed. 2016, Vol. 914). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Masera, M., Wijnia, Y., Vries, L. de, & Kuenzi, C. (2006). Governing Risks in the European Critical Electricity Infrastructure. In A. V. Gheorghe, M. Masera, M. Weijnen, & D. L. Vries (Eds.), Critical Infrastructures at Risk: Securing the European Electric Power System (pp. 117–152). Springer Netherlands.

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. (2014, October 11). Jimmy Kimmel Asks Anti-GMO People What A “GMO” Is. 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. (1990). Highway Safety: Fatalities in Light Trucks and Vans (PEMD-91-8). 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
Baudy, A. R. (2010). Efficacy of glucocorticoids in muscular dystrophy: Signaling, hormonal activities, and muscle inflammation [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington University.

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
Kishkovsky, S. (2010, January 27). David Sarkisyan, 62, Moscow Preservationist. New York Times, A25.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dallek, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Dallek, 2009; Lovett & Benjamin, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Lovett & Benjamin, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Fradkin et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Bangura et al., 2013)

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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