How to format your references using the Journal of Change Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Change 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.
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
Schölkopf, B. (2015). Artificial intelligence: Learning to see and act. Nature, 518(7540), 486–487.
A journal article with 2 authors
D’Anna, G., & Gremaud, G. (2001). The jamming route to the glass state in weakly perturbed granular media. Nature, 413(6854), 407–409.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wasan, D. T., Nikolov, A. D., & Brenner, H. (2001). Fluid dynamics. Droplets speeding on surfaces. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5504), 605–606.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Peng, Y., Ellis, B. D., Wang, X., Fettinger, J. C., & Power, P. P. (2009). Reversible reactions of ethylene with distannynes under ambient conditions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5948), 1668–1670.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bonneau, D., Fatu, A., & Souchet, D. (2014). Hydrodynamic Bearings. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Craciun, A., & Schaffer, S. (Eds.). (2016). The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences. Palgrave Macmillan UK.
A chapter in an edited book
Möller, S., Wältermann, M., & Garcia, M.-N. (2014). Features of Quality of Experience. In S. Möller & A. Raake (Eds.), Quality of Experience: Advanced Concepts, Applications and Methods (pp. 73–84). Springer International Publishing.

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 Change Management.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2016, June 1). One-Third Of The Great Barrier Reef Coral Dead, As Australia Censors A UN Climate Report. 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. (1991). Federal Research: SEMATECH’s Efforts to Develop and Transfer Manufacturing Technology (RCED-91-139FS). 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
Collins, J. W. (2015). An Examination of Chronic Absenteeism as Related to Performance on End-of-Year Missouri State Assessments [Doctoral dissertation]. Lindenwood 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
Gordon, M. R. (2017, May 23). Inside the American Air War Over Syria: A High Altitude ‘Poker Game.’ New York Times, A7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schölkopf, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (D’Anna & Gremaud, 2001; Schölkopf, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (D’Anna & Gremaud, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Wasan et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Peng et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Change Management
AbbreviationJ. Chang. Manag.
ISSN (print)1469-7017
ISSN (online)1479-1811
ScopeStrategy and Management

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