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
Polishchuk, L. V. (2002). Ecology. Conservation priorities for Russian mammals. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5584), 1123.
A journal article with 2 authors
Li, A., & Yong, X. (2014). Entanglement guarantees emergence of cooperation in quantum prisoner’s dilemma games on networks. Scientific Reports, 4, 6286.
A journal article with 3 authors
Paniello, R. C., Day, J. M. D., & Moynier, F. (2012). Zinc isotopic evidence for the origin of the Moon. Nature, 490(7420), 376–379.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zillohu, A. U., Abdelaziz, R., Homaeigohar, S., Krasnov, I., Müller, M., Strunskus, T., & Elbahri, M. (2014). Biomimetic transferable surface for a real time control over wettability and photoerasable writing with water drop lens. Scientific Reports, 4, 7407.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Exposito, E. (2012). Advanced Transport Protocols. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Charney, N. (Ed.). (2016). Art Crime: Terrorists, Tomb Raiders, Forgers and Thieves. Palgrave Macmillan UK.
A chapter in an edited book
Tondu, B. (2009). Human Hand Kinematic Modeling Based on Robotic Concepts for Digit Animation with Dynamic Constraints. In N. Magnenat-Thalmann, J. J. Zhang, & D. D. Feng (Eds.), Recent Advances in the 3D Physiological Human (pp. 53–71). 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. (2015, June 19). The Massive Waste Happening In Mosquito-Borne Disease Research. 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. (1979). Science Indicators: Improvements Needed in Design, Construction, and Interpretation (PAD-79-35). 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
Migues, K. P. (2017). A Qualitative Exploration of Retention of Experienced Teachers: Why Do They Stay? [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisiana.

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
Schwartz, J. (2016, October 11). A Climate Change Evangelist. New York Times, D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Polishchuk, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Li & Yong, 2014; Polishchuk, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Li & Yong, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Paniello et al., 2012)
  • 6 or more authors: (Zillohu et al., 2014)

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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