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
Druker, B. J. 2014. Janet Rowley (1925-2013). Nature, 505(7484): 484.
A journal article with 2 authors
Veiseh, O., & Langer, R. 2015. Diabetes: A smart insulin patch. Nature, 524(7563): 39–40.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pandey, S., Goswami, G. K., & Nanda, K. K. 2013. Nanocomposite based flexible ultrasensitive resistive gas sensor for chemical reactions studies. Scientific reports, 3: 2082.
A journal article with 21 or more authors
Fuchs, S., Rende, E., Crisanti, A., & Nolan, T. 2014. Disruption of aminergic signalling reveals novel compounds with distinct inhibitory effects on mosquito reproduction, locomotor function and survival. Scientific reports, 4: 5526.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grous, A. 2012. Fracture Mechanics 3. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Vanderbeeken, R., Le Roy, F., Stalpaert, C., & Aerts, D. (Eds.). 2012. Drunk on Capitalism. An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy, Art and Science. Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society (Vol. 11). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Guerraoui, R., & Letia, M. 2014. Disjoint-Access Parallelism Does Not Entail Scalability. In G. Noubir & M. Raynal (Eds.), Networked Systems: Second International Conference, NETYS 2014, Marrakech, Morocco, May 15-17, 2014. Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 41–56). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
Hamilton, K. 2016, July 15. Do Women’s Periods Really Synch When They Spend Time Together? 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. GAO Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes. no. AIMD-00-82R. 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
Lavin, E. E. 2015. Discourse in monolingual and bilingual non-trial hearings. Doctoral dissertation. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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
Craig, S., & Pilon, M. 2013, February 11. Linked to Competitors, Judge Asserts Integrity. New York Times, p. D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Druker, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Druker, 2014; Veiseh & Langer, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Veiseh & Langer, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Pandey, Goswami, & Nanda, 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Fuchs, Rende, Crisanti, & Nolan, 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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