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
Greene, B. 2010. Q&A: Brian Greene on music and string theory. Nature, 465(7297): 426.
A journal article with 2 authors
Martincorena, I., & Campbell, P. J. 2015. Somatic mutation in cancer and normal cells. Science (New York, N.Y.), 349(6255): 1483–1489.
A journal article with 3 authors
Palop, J. J., Chin, J., & Mucke, L. 2006. A network dysfunction perspective on neurodegenerative diseases. Nature, 443(7113): 768–773.
A journal article with 21 or more authors
Tanaka, K., Mukae, N., Dewar, H., van Breugel, M., James, E. K., Prescott, A. R., Antony, C., & Tanaka, T. U. 2005. Molecular mechanisms of kinetochore capture by spindle microtubules. Nature, 434(7036): 987–994.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Green, S. D. 2011. Making Sense of Construction Improvement. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Hunt, W. F. 2015. Plant Selection for Bioretention Systems and Stormwater Treatment Practices. (B. Lord, B. Loh, & A. Sia, Eds.)SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology. Singapore: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
García-Sastre, A. 2005. Interferon Antagonists of Influenza Viruses. In P. Palese (Ed.), Modulation of Host Gene Expression and Innate Immunity by Viruses (pp. 95–114). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Davis, J. 2017, February 17. What Is The Best Mosquito Repellent? Science Comes To The Rescue. 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. 1995. NSF’s Academic Facilities Program. no. RCED-95-153R. 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
Ouyang, A. 2006. Embryonic Stem Cell Culture in Fibrous Bed Bioreactor. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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
Pilon, M. 2014, May 15. New York Mulls New Bid. 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 (Greene, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Greene, 2010; Martincorena & Campbell, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Martincorena & Campbell, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Palop, Chin, & Mucke, 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Tanaka et al., 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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