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
Weinreich, M. (2015). Molecular biology: DNA replication reconstructed. Nature, 519(7544), 418–419.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rhie, J., & Romanowicz, B. (2004). Excitation of Earth’s continuous free oscillations by atmosphere-ocean-seafloor coupling. Nature, 431(7008), 552–556.
A journal article with 3 authors
den Boer, S. P. A., Baer, B., & Boomsma, J. J. (2010). Seminal fluid mediates ejaculate competition in social insects. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5972), 1506–1509.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Hardy, W. R., Li, L., Wang, Z., Sedy, J., Fawcett, J., Frank, E., … Pawson, T. (2007). Combinatorial ShcA docking interactions support diversity in tissue morphogenesis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 317(5835), 251–256.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Micouin, P. (2014). Model-Based Systems Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Müller, C. (Ed.). (2007). Speaker Classification I: Fundamentals, Features, and Methods (Vol. 4343). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Woodhead, I. (2008). Modelling Electromagnetic Field Sensors. In S. C. Mukhopadhyay & R. Y. M. Huang (Eds.), Sensors: Advancements in Modeling, Design Issues, Fabrication and Practical Applications (pp. 61–74). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Carpineti, A. (2016, August 4). Neutron Star Collisions Could Reveal Secrets Of Exotic Matter. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2012). Higher Education: Improved Tax Information Could Help Pay for College (No. GAO-12-863T). 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
Baker, B. R. (2012). Schizophrenia-spectrum behavior and peer responses to individuals with social anhedonia (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Corkery, M. (2017, August 10). Sales Drop at Macy’s Punishes Its Stock. New York Times, p. B5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Weinreich, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Rhie & Romanowicz, 2004; Weinreich, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Rhie & Romanowicz, 2004)
  • Three authors: (den Boer, Baer, & Boomsma, 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Hardy et al., 2007)

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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