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
Macilwain C. The time is right to confront misconduct. Nature. 2012 Aug 2;488(7409):7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kirkwood TB, Austad SN. Why do we age? Nature. 2000 Nov 9;408(6809):233–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schibler J, Elsner J, Schlumbaum A. Incorporation of aurochs into a cattle herd in Neolithic Europe: single event or breeding? Sci. Rep. 2014 Jul 23;4:5798.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Cui XD, Primak A, Zarate X, Tomfohr J, Sankey OF, Moore AL, et al. Reproducible measurement of single-molecule conductivity. Science. 2001 Oct 19;294(5542):571–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Binnie C. Linux Server Security. Indianapolis, IN, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
Gill TL. Functional Analysis and the Feynman Operator Calculus. Zachary WW, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Strommer J, Garabagi F. ADH and PDC: Key Roles for Enzymes of Alcoholic Fermentation. In: Gerats T, Strommer J, editors. Petunia: Evolutionary, Developmental and Physiological Genetics. New York, NY: Springer; 2009. p. 71–84.

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
Luntz S. Study Finds Majority Of Western Canada’s Glaciers Will Be Gone By 2100. 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. Aviation Finance: Distribution of Airport Grant Funds Complied with Statutory Requirements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002 Apr. Report No.: GAO-02-283.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pearson RS. Relationship Banking in a Competitive Environment With and Without Information Sharing: The Importance of Credit Bureaus in Microfinance [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State 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
Kelly C. Girding for Anniversary Of Tragedy in Dallas. New York Times. 2012 Nov 25;A29B.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Macilwain 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Kirkwood and Austad 2000; Macilwain 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Kirkwood and Austad 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Cui et al. 2001)

About the journal

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

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