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
Angerer P. Graduate journal: the lab environment. Nature. 2004 Mar 11;428(6979):238.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mercer JM, Roth VL. The effects of Cenozoic global change on squirrel phylogeny. Science. 2003 Mar 7;299(5612):1568–72.
A journal article with 3 authors
Araki T, Sasaki Y, Milbrandt J. Increased nuclear NAD biosynthesis and SIRT1 activation prevent axonal degeneration. Science. 2004 Aug 13;305(5686):1010–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Dong Y-J, Wang X-F, Yang S-W, Wu X-M. High performance current and spin diode of atomic carbon chain between transversely symmetric ribbon electrodes. Sci. Rep. 2014 Aug 21;4:6157.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McMaster MC. Buying and Selling Laboratory Instruments. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Zhang Y (aimee), editor. Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Wang Z. Study on the Importance of Cultural Context Analysis in Machine Translation. In: Yin Z, Pan L, Fang X, editors. Proceedings of The Eighth International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA), 2013. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 29–35.

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 Chinese Management.

Blog post
Hale T. The Insane Moment A Hippo Tried To Attack A Boat Tour. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Strategic Sourcing: Opportunities Exist to Better Manage Information Technology Services Spending. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015 Sep. Report No.: GAO-15-549.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Eldridge RL. A Comparative Quantitative Study of Private College Audit Fee Behavior in a Highly Regulated Environment [Doctoral dissertation]. [Scottsdale, AZ]: Northcentral University; 2012.

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
Billard M. A Big Push To Get Going. New York Times. 2012 Jun 21;E6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Angerer 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Angerer 2004; Mercer and Roth 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Mercer and Roth 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Dong et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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