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
Risaliti, G. 2014. Astrophysics: Cosmic lens reveals spinning black hole. Nature, 507(7491): 173–174.
A journal article with 2 authors
Helms, B., & Meijer, E. W. 2006. Chemistry. Dendrimers at work. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5789): 929–930.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gore, J., Youk, H., & van Oudenaarden, A. 2009. Snowdrift game dynamics and facultative cheating in yeast. Nature, 459(7244): 253–256.
A journal article with 21 or more authors
Yun, H., Lee, I.-M., Lee, S.-Y., Kim, K.-Y., & Lee, B. 2014. Intermediate plasmonic characteristics in a quasi-continuous metallic monolayer. Scientific reports, 4: 3696.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grimes, R. A. 2017. Hacking the Hacker. Indianapolis, Indiana: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bungartz, H.-J., Mehl, M., & Schäfer, M. (Eds.). 2010. Fluid Structure Interaction II: Modelling, Simulation, Optimization. Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering (Vol. 73). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kim, K.-R., Kim, D.-H., & Kim, H.-J. 2013. Magnetic Resonance Wireless Power Transmission Using a LLC Resonant Circuit for a Locomotion Robot’s Battery Charging. In J. Lee, M. C. Lee, H. Liu, & J.-H. Ryu (Eds.), Intelligent Robotics and Applications: 6th International Conference, ICIRA 2013, Busan, South Korea, September 25-28, 2013, Proceedings, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 31–37). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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.

Blog post
Taub, B. 2016, August 11. Smell Receptors In Lungs Could Hold Key To Treating Asthma. 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. 2008. Digital Television Transition: Broadcasters’ Transition Status, Low-Power Station Issues, and Information on Consumer Awareness of the DTV Transition. no. GAO-08-881T. 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
Julian, A. 2017. Guided Autobiography Themes for Older Adult United States War Veterans. 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
Isherwood, C. 2016, July 28. A Madman Tangled in Thickets of Dark Satire. New York Times, p. C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Risaliti, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Helms & Meijer, 2006; Risaliti, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Helms & Meijer, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Gore, Youk, & van Oudenaarden, 2009)
  • 6 or more authors: (Yun, Lee, Lee, Kim, & Lee, 2014)

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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