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
Moyer, M. W. 2013. Cell banks: life blood. Nature, 498(7455): S16.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vlaminck, V., & Bailleul, M. 2008. Current-induced spin-wave Doppler shift. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5900): 410–413.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jablonski, D., Roy, K., & Valentine, J. W. 2006. Out of the tropics: evolutionary dynamics of the latitudinal diversity gradient. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5796): 102–106.
A journal article with 21 or more authors
Rosebeck, S., Madden, L., Jin, X., Gu, S., Apel, I. J., Appert, A., Hamoudi, R. A., Noels, H., Sagaert, X., Van Loo, P., Baens, M., Du, M.-Q., Lucas, P. C., & McAllister-Lucas, L. M. 2011. Cleavage of NIK by the API2-MALT1 fusion oncoprotein leads to noncanonical NF-kappaB activation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 331(6016): 468–472.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dallas, H. J. 2015. Mastering the Challenges of Leading change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Nardi, P. D. 2011. Deep Pelvic Endometriosis: A Multidisciplinary Approach. (S. Ferrari, Ed.). Milano: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Gudehus, T., & Kotzab, H. 2012. Strategies of Logistics. In H. Kotzab (Ed.), Comprehensive Logistics (pp. 101–127). 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
Andrew, E. 2014, September 4. Archer Fish Create Deadly Water Guns To Catch Prey. 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. 2013. Information Technology: Additional Executive Review Sessions Needed to Address Troubled Projects. no. GAO-13-524. 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
Sindel, J. 2013. Vulnerability towards disordered eating in students registered in general education nutrition classes. 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
Bernard, T. S. 2016, October 21. Reading, Writing and Rip-Offs. New York Times, p. BU1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Moyer, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Moyer, 2013; Vlaminck & Bailleul, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Vlaminck & Bailleul, 2008)
  • Three authors: (Jablonski, Roy, & Valentine, 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Rosebeck et al., 2011)

About the journal

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

Other styles