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
Dang, C. V. (2014). Gene regulation: fine-tuned amplification in cells. Nature, 511(7510), 417–418.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jia, T., & Barabási, A.-L. (2013). Control capacity and a random sampling method in exploring controllability of complex networks. Scientific reports, 3, 2354.
A journal article with 3 authors
Reiner, J. W., Walker, F. J., & Ahn, C. H. (2009). Materials science. Atomically engineered oxide interfaces. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5917), 1018–1019.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wasmer, C., Lange, A., Van Melckebeke, H., Siemer, A. B., Riek, R., & Meier, B. H. (2008). Amyloid fibrils of the HET-s(218-289) prion form a beta solenoid with a triangular hydrophobic core. Science (New York, N.Y.), 319(5869), 1523–1526.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith, G. S. (2013). Straight to the Top. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Karahan, M., Kerkhoffs, G. M. M. J., Randelli, P., & Tuijthof, G. J. M. (Eds.). (2015). Effective Training of Arthroscopic Skills. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kifer, M., & Smolka, S. A. (2007). Threads: Management and Scheduling of Threads. In S. A. Smolka (Ed.), Introduction to Operating System Design and Implementation: The OSP 2 Approach (pp. 57–73). London: 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
Evans, K. (2016, August 17). The Edge Of The Universe Is Closer Than Scientists Previously Thought. 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. (2011). USDA Systems Modernization: Management and Oversight Improvements Are Needed (No. GAO-11-586). 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
Ho, C. W. (2012). Music genre on the move: Discourse and the cultural production of Japanese visual rock in Hong Kong (Doctoral dissertation). Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2006, January 19). Justices Reaffirm Abortion Access For Emergencies. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dang 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Dang 2014; Jia and Barabási 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Jia and Barabási 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Wasmer et al. 2008)

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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