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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Houck, O. 2003. Tales from a troubled marriage: science and law in environmental policy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5652): 1926–1929.
A journal article with 2 authors
Herrera, A. M., & Cohn, M. J. 2014. Embryonic origin and compartmental organization of the external genitalia. Scientific reports, 4: 6896.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gasparini, Z., Pol, D., & Spalletti, L. A. 2006. An unusual marine crocodyliform from the Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary of Patagonia. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5757): 70–73.
A journal article with 21 or more authors
Smith, J. A., Seltzer, G. O., Farber, D. L., Rodbell, D. T., & Finkel, R. C. 2005. Early local last glacial maximum in the tropical Andes. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5722): 678–681.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Laycock, J., & Meeran, K. 2012. Integrated Endocrinology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Compagnone, D., Baldini, F., Di Natale, C., Betta, G., & Siciliano, P. (Eds.). 2015. Sensors: Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Sensors, Rome 19-21 February, 2014. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (Vol. 319). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Rasmussen, I. 2016. Microblogging as Partner(s) in Teacher-Student Dialogues. In E. Elstad (Ed.), Educational Technology and Polycontextual Bridging (pp. 63–82). Rotterdam: SensePublishers.

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.

Blog post
Andrew, E. 2014, June 16. Scientists Develop Bionic Pancreas For Type 1 Diabetics. IFLScience. IFLScience. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. 2000. The Challenge of Data Sharing: Results of a GAO-Sponsored Symposium on Benefit and Loan Programs. no. GAO-01-67. 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
Cebada-Ricalde, M. C. 2014. Synthesis and characterization of PANI-coated VGCNFs and evaluation of its use for corrosion inhibition. Doctoral dissertation. Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
Rockwell, J. 2017, February 14. He Put Brooklyn on the Map. New York Times, p. AR8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Houck, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Herrera & Cohn, 2014; Houck, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Herrera & Cohn, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Gasparini, Pol, & Spalletti, 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Smith, Seltzer, Farber, Rodbell, & Finkel, 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Management
AbbreviationJ. Manage.
ISSN (print)0149-2063
ISSN (online)1557-1211
ScopeStrategy and Management

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