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 (J Manag Gov). 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
Erwin, D. H. (2015). RETROSPECTIVE. Eric Davidson (1937-2015). Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6260), 517.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fodde, R., & Smits, R. (2002). Cancer biology. A matter of dosage. Science (New York, N.Y.), 298(5594), 761–763.
A journal article with 3 authors
Green, D. R., Galluzzi, L., & Kroemer, G. (2014). Cell biology. Metabolic control of cell death. Science (New York, N.Y.), 345(6203), 1250256.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Austin, D. W., Allen, M. S., McCollum, J. M., Dar, R. D., Wilgus, J. R., Sayler, G. S., et al. (2006). Gene network shaping of inherent noise spectra. Nature, 439(7076), 608–611.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Harrison, R. G. (2014). Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Hu, A., & Apblett, A. (Eds.). (2014). Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification (Vol. 22). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Amaris, H., Alonso, M., & Ortega, C. A. (2013). Voltage Stability in Power Networks with Wind Power Generation. In M. Alonso & C. Alvarez Ortega (Eds.), Reactive Power Management of Power Networks with Wind Generation (pp. 77–95). 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
Andrew, E. (2015, May 29). These Creepy X-Rays Will Make You Look At People In A Whole New Light. 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. (1987). [Comments on Proposed Amendment to FAR Shipping Weight and Dimension Requirements] (No. B-229011). 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
Gilbert, C. (2017). Factors Associated With Dietetic Interns’ Knowledge of Sodium and the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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. (2012, August 26). Ann Richards Film Recalls A Woman and Her Era. New York Times, p. A23B.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Malim 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Chien 2008; Holmes 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Fodde and Smits 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Fujita et al. 2005)

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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