How to format your references using the Journal of Business Venturing Insights citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Business Venturing Insights. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Siegel, J.M., 2012. Evolution. Suppression of sleep for mating. Science 337, 1610–1611.
A journal article with 2 authors
Marx, F.G., Uhen, M.D., 2010. Climate, critters, and cetaceans: Cenozoic drivers of the evolution of modern whales. Science 327, 993–996.
A journal article with 3 authors
Haitin, Y., Carlson, A.E., Zagotta, W.N., 2013. The structural mechanism of KCNH-channel regulation by the eag domain. Nature 501, 444–448.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lunin, V.V., Dobrovetsky, E., Khutoreskaya, G., Zhang, R., Joachimiak, A., Doyle, D.A., Bochkarev, A., Maguire, M.E., Edwards, A.M., Koth, C.M., 2006. Crystal structure of the CorA Mg2+ transporter. Nature 440, 833–837.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Levy, D., 2011. Practical Diabetes Care. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Esposito, F., Raś, Z.W., Malerba, D., Semeraro, G. (Eds.), 2006. Foundations of Intelligent Systems: 16th International Symposium, ISMIS 2006, Bari, Italy, September 27-29, 2006. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Bulling, N., Ghosh, S., Verbrugge, R., 2013. Reaching Your Goals without Spilling the Beans: Boolean Secrecy Games, in: Boella, G., Elkind, E., Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Dignum, F., Purvis, M.K. (Eds.), PRIMA 2013: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems: 16th International Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, December 1-6, 2013. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 37–53.

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 Journal of Business Venturing Insights.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2016. One-Off Legal Sale Of Ivory Stockpiles Led To A Dramatic Increase In Elephant Poaching [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).

Reports

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, 1987. DOD Voluntary Education: Determining and Meeting Postsecondary Education Needs in Europe (No. HRD-88-12). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Scaringe, J.G., 2010. An investigation into the faculty development practices in chiropractic education programs (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Kenigsberg, B., 2017. Film Series. New York Times C15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Siegel, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Marx and Uhen, 2010; Siegel, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Marx and Uhen, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Lunin et al., 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Business Venturing Insights
AbbreviationJ. Bus. Ventur. Insights
ISSN (print)2352-6734
Scope

Other styles