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
McMurray, B. (2007). Defusing the childhood vocabulary explosion. Science (New York, N.Y.), 317(5838), 631.
A journal article with 2 authors
Koechlin, E., & Hyafil, A. (2007). Anterior prefrontal function and the limits of human decision-making. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5850), 594–598.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lohman, D. J., Bickford, D., & Sodhi, N. S. (2007). Environment. The burning issue. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5823), 376.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ding, B., Soblosky, L., Nguyen, K., Geng, J., Yu, X., Ramamoorthy, A., & Chen, Z. (2013). Physiologically-relevant modes of membrane interactions by the human antimicrobial peptide, LL-37, revealed by SFG experiments. Scientific reports, 3, 1854.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Decreusefond, L., & Moyal, P. (2012). Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Telecom Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Mascio, T. D., Gennari, R., Vittorini, P., & De la Prieta, F. (Eds.). (2015). Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (Vol. 374). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Daghighian, F., & Fong, Y. (2015). Detectors for Intraoperative Molecular Imaging: From Probes to Scanners. In Y. Fong, P. C. Giulianotti, J. Lewis, B. Groot Koerkamp, & T. Reiner (Eds.), Imaging and Visualization in The Modern Operating Room: A Comprehensive Guide for Physicians (pp. 55–67). New York, NY: 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
Carpineti, A. (2016, September 6). Gravitational Waves Are Produced Quickly In Galaxy Mergers. 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). Highway Trust Fund: All States Received More Funding Than They Contributed in Highway Taxes from 2005 to 2009 (No. GAO-11-918). 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
Pham, M. M.-X. (2017). Flymed Pharmacy, LLC, Home Delivery Services a Business Plan (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
Greenhouse, L. (2006, February 16). Court Veteran Remembers A Scary Start. New York Times, p. A31.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (McMurray 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Koechlin and Hyafil 2007; McMurray 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Koechlin and Hyafil 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Ding et al. 2013)

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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