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
Pfennig, K. S. (2007). Facultative mate choice drives adaptive hybridization. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5852), 965–967.
A journal article with 2 authors
Crandall, K. A., & Buhay, J. E. (2004). Evolution. Genomic databases and the tree of life. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5699), 1144–1145.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kurtovic, A., Widmer, A., & Dickson, B. J. (2007). A single class of olfactory neurons mediates behavioural responses to a Drosophila sex pheromone. Nature, 446(7135), 542–546.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Furnes, H., Banerjee, N. R., Muehlenbachs, K., Staudigel, H., & de Wit, M. (2004). Early life recorded in archean pillow lavas. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5670), 578–581.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ersoy, O. K. (2007). Diffraction, Fourier Optics and Imaging. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Grune, T. (Ed.). (2005). Reactions, Processes: Oxidants and Antioxidant Defense Systems (Vol. 2O). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Chou, C. L., Bell, J., Chou, C. M., & Chang, A. (2014). Remediation of Interpersonal and Communication Skills. In A. Kalet & C. L. Chou (Eds.), Remediation in Medical Education: A Mid-Course Correction (pp. 55–66). 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
O`Callaghan, J. (2017, April 3). SpaceX Might Perform A Daring Landing Of Its Massive New Rocket Later This Year. 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. (2006). Fiscal Year 2007 Performance Plans (GAO-07-146SP). 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
DeMoss, M. D. (2010). Mapping the issues: A content analysis of elementary and secondary education news stories from 1968 to 2008 on television networks [Doctoral dissertation]. Capella 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
Itzkoff, D., & Kelly, D. (2005, December 4). Music Chronicle. New York Times, 724.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Pfennig, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Crandall & Buhay, 2004; Pfennig, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Crandall & Buhay, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Kurtovic et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Furnes et al., 2004)

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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