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
Simmons JG. Timeline: Lindau and the zeitgeist. Nature. 2010 Oct 14;467(7317):S14-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sterner R, Schmid FX. Biochemistry. De novo design of an enzyme. Science. 2004 Jun 25;304(5679):1916–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Discher DE, Janmey P, Wang Y-L. Tissue cells feel and respond to the stiffness of their substrate. Science. 2005 Nov 18;310(5751):1139–43.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Ice RJ, Wildonger J, Mann RS, Hiebert SW. Comment on “Nervy links protein kinase A to plexin-mediated semaphorin repulsion.” Science. 2005 Jul 22;309(5734):558; author reply 558.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Isobe K, Watanabe W, Itoh K. Functional Imaging by Controlled Nonlinear Optical Phenomena. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
Padget J, Artikis A, Vasconcelos W, Stathis K, Silva VT da, Matson E, et al., editors. Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems V: COIN 2009 International Workshops. COIN@AAMAS 2009, Budapest, Hungary, May 2009, COIN@IJCAI 2009, Pasadena, USA, July 2009, COIN@MALLOW 2009, Turin, Italy, September 2009. Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Geeraerts T, Trabold F. The Simulator of Critical Situations in Anesthesia. In: Fauquet-Alekhine P, Pehuet N, editors. Simulation Training: Fundamentals and Applications: Improving Professional Practice Through Simulation Training. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 87–94.

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. Researchers Identify New Possible Supernova Trigger. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

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: VA and DOD Continue to Expand Sharing of Medical Information, but Still Lack Comprehensive Electronic Medical Records. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 Oct. Report No.: GAO-08-207T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Glennie NT. Examining trust factor relationships in the online business-to-consumer environment [Doctoral dissertation]. [Scottsdale, AZ]: Northcentral 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
Kelly C. Choosing to Live Abroad in Retirement. New York Times. 2014 Nov 15;B4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Simmons 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Simmons 2010; Sterner and Schmid 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Sterner and Schmid 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Ice et al. 2005)

About the journal

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