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
Chipman, A. 2007. Contest puts brakes on carbon capture. Nature, 447(7148): 1044–1045.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sabatini, B. L., & Svoboda, K. 2000. Analysis of calcium channels in single spines using optical fluctuation analysis. Nature, 408(6812): 589–593.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mersch, D. P., Crespi, A., & Keller, L. 2013. Tracking individuals shows spatial fidelity is a key regulator of ant social organization. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6136): 1090–1093.
A journal article with 21 or more authors
Louca, D., Park, K., Li, B., Neuefeind, J., & Yan, J. 2013. The hybrid lattice of K(x)Fe(2-y)Se2: where superconductivity and magnetism coexist. Scientific reports, 3: 2047.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kent, J. 2017. ADA in Details. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bramer, M. (Ed.). 2008. Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice II: IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, TC 12: IFIP AI 2008 Stream, September 7-10, 2008, Milano, Italy. IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing (Vol. 276). Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Rajamannan, N. M., Park, J., & Antonini-Canterin, F. 2014. Development of an Experimental Model of Mitral Valve Regurgitation via Hypertrophic Chondrocytes. In N. M. Rajamannan (Ed.), Molecular Biology of Valvular Heart Disease (pp. 35–40). London: 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
Luntz, S. 2015, March 19. Astronomers Spot Millions Of Stars Forming In Small Nearby Galaxy. 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. 1997. Space Surveillance: DOD and NASA Need Consolidated Requirements and a Coordinated Plan. no. NSIAD-98-42. 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
Lee, M. Y.-L. 2009. The intellectual origins of Lin Yutang’s cultural internationalism, 1928–1938. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Kennan, G. F. 2010, September 26. OCT. 28, 1992: No Party Toppled The Soviets. New York Times, p. F6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chipman, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Chipman, 2007; Sabatini & Svoboda, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Sabatini & Svoboda, 2000)
  • Three authors: (Mersch, Crespi, & Keller, 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Louca, Park, Li, Neuefeind, & Yan, 2013)

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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