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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chinese 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
Abreu A. Harnessing new scientific capacity. Science. 2012 Jun 15;336(6087):1397.
A journal article with 2 authors
Engelhardt KA, Ritchie ME. Effects of macrophyte species richness on wetland ecosystem functioning and services. Nature. 2001 Jun 7;411(6838):687–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
Neil SJD, Zang T, Bieniasz PD. Tetherin inhibits retrovirus release and is antagonized by HIV-1 Vpu. Nature. 2008 Jan 24;451(7177):425–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Malin MC, Edgett KS, Posiolova LV, McColley SM, Dobrea EZN. Present-day impact cratering rate and contemporary gully activity on Mars. Science. 2006 Dec 8;314(5805):1573–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wen S, Huang P. Principles of Tribology. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
Hanamura T. Analysis of Fracture Toughness Mechanism in Ultra-fine-grained Steels: The Effect of the Treatment Developed in NIMS. Qiu H, editor. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Borchard M. The Germans and the crisis: which perceptions? In: Chopin T, Foucher M, editors. Schuman Report on Europe: State of the Union 2011. Paris: Springer; 2011. p. 44–5.

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 Chinese Management.

Blog post
Davis J. Genetic Basis For Epic Songbird Migration Uncovered [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/genetic-basis-for-epic-songbird-migration-uncovered/

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. Early Childhood Programs: Many Poor Children and Strained Resources Challenge Head Start. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994 May. Report No.: HEHS-94-169BR.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Reilly JM. The role of public opinion in China’s Japan policy: 1997–2007 [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2008.

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
Isaac M. Uber Board, Deeply Split, Can’t Agree On a C.E.O. New York Times. 2017 Jul 30;B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abreu 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Abreu 2012; Engelhardt and Ritchie 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Engelhardt and Ritchie 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Malin et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Chinese Management
AbbreviationJ. Chin. Manag.
ISSN (online)2195-9897
Scope

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