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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Management & Governance. 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
Stewart, I., I. (2000). Mathematics. A gathering of groups. Nature, 403(6771), 719–720.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bernèche, S., & Roux, B. (2001). Energetics of ion conduction through the K+ channel. Nature, 414(6859), 73–77.
A journal article with 3 authors
Donner, S. D., Kandlikar, M., & Zerriffi, H. (2011). Environment and development. Preparing to manage climate change financing. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6058), 908–909.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ikeda, H., Heinke, B., Ruscheweyh, R., & Sandkühler, J. (2003). Synaptic plasticity in spinal lamina I projection neurons that mediate hyperalgesia. Science (New York, N.Y.), 299(5610), 1237–1240.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rohde, U. L., Jain, G. C., Poddar, A. K., & Ghosh, A. K. (2011). Introduction to Integral Calculus. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Tse, P. W., Mathew, J., Wong, K., Lam, R., & Ko, C. N. (Eds.). (2015). Engineering Asset Management - Systems, Professional Practices and Certification: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2013) & the 3rd International Conference on Utility Management & Safety (ICUMAS). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Fukuda, T., Arai, F., & Nakajima, M. (2013). Rotational Speed Control of Single Bacterial Flagellar Motor. In F. Arai & M. Nakajima (Eds.), Micro-Nanorobotic Manipulation Systems and Their Applications (pp. 137–161). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 Management & Governance.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2016, November 8). How To Have A Happy Sex Life With Your Partner, According To Science. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1998). Head Start: Challenges Faced in Demonstrating Program Results and Responding to Societal Changes (No. T-HEHS-98-183). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Beck, R. E. (2012). Examining the relationship between self-initiated expatriation and cross-cultural adjustment among expatriate spouses within nonprofit organizations: A quantitative causal-comparative study (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Branch, J. (2017, March 16). Royal Robbins, Trailblazer and Conscience of Rock Climbers, Dies at 82. New York Times, p. B14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stewart 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Bernèche and Roux 2001; Stewart 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Bernèche and Roux 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Ikeda et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Management & Governance
ISSN (print)1385-3457
ISSN (online)1572-963X
ScopeBusiness and International Management

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