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
Kher U. A call for collaboration. Nature. 2010 Jul 15;466(7304):S21-2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lane N, Martin W. The energetics of genome complexity. Nature. 2010 Oct 21;467(7318):929–34.
A journal article with 3 authors
Whitney D, Westwood DA, Goodale MA. The influence of visual motion on fast reaching movements to a stationary object. Nature. 2003 Jun 19;423(6942):869–73.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Caro G, Bourdon B, Wood BJ, Corgne A. Trace-element fractionation in Hadean mantle generated by melt segregation from a magma ocean. Nature. 2005 Jul 14;436(7048):246–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bragg SM. Running an Effective Investor Relations Department. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Hakeem KR, Jawaid M, Y. Alothman O, editors. Agricultural Biomass Based Potential Materials. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Chraim F, Pister K. Smart Fence: Decentralized Sequential Hypothesis Testing for Perimeter Security. In: Zuniga M, Dini G, editors. Sensor Systems and Software: 4th International ICST Conference, S-Cube 2013, Lucca, Italy, June 11-12, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2013. p. 65–78.

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
Andrew E. Watch What Happens When Chimpanzees See Their Reflection In A Mirror [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/all-these-chimpanzees-need-are-mirrors-get-party-started/

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. Information Technology Investment Management: A Framework for Assessing and Improving Process Maturity (Supersedes AIMD-10.1.23). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004 Mar. Report No.: GAO-04-394G.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Prakash A. Empire on the Seine: Surveillance, Citizenship, and North African Migrants in Paris (1925–1975) [Doctoral dissertation]. [New York, NY]: Columbia University; 2010.

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
Schwartz J. Combative, Conflicting and Confusing. New York Times. 2017 Mar 10;A14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kher 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Kher 2010; Lane and Martin 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Lane and Martin 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Caro et al. 2005)

About the journal

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