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
Merali, Z., 2011. Quantum computing: The power of discord. Nature 474, 24–26.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rowan, L., Coontz, R., 2002. Great balls of fire. Star formation: a Web supplement. Science 295, 63.
A journal article with 3 authors
Exadaktylos, F., Espín, A.M., Brañas-Garza, P., 2013. Experimental subjects are not different. Sci. Rep. 3, 1213.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Katsuda, T., Tsuchiya, R., Kosaka, N., Yoshioka, Y., Takagaki, K., Oki, K., Takeshita, F., Sakai, Y., Kuroda, M., Ochiya, T., 2013. Human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells secrete functional neprilysin-bound exosomes. Sci. Rep. 3, 1197.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zhang, S.-L., 2012. Raman Spectroscopy and its Application in Nanostructures. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Kantor, P., Muresan, G., Roberts, F., Zeng, D.D., Wang, F.-Y., Chen, H., Merkle, R.C. (Eds.), 2005. Intelligence and Security Informatics: IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2005, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 19-20, 2005. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Chakraborty, J., Bligh, P.L., 2011. Evaluation of Video Game Interfaces, in: Stephanidis, C. (Ed.), Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design for All and EInclusion: 6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011, Proceedings, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 30–35.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. New Mapping Effort To Help Battle Lyme Disease [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-mapping-effort-help-battle-lyme-disease/ (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. Aviation Safety: Is Re-regulation Needed To Improve Aviation Safety (No. T-RCED-88-3). 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
Harrison, A.B., 2012. Knowing the familiar (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
Shattuck, K., 2017. A Break From ‘House of Cards’ Intrigue. New York Times MB2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bell, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Kasting, 2013; Südhof, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Rowan and Coontz, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Biercuk et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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