How to format your references using the Journal of Management Control citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Management Control. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Vedral, V. (2006). A better than perfect match. Nature, 439(7075), 397.
A journal article with 2 authors
Culjkovic-Kraljacic, B., & Borden, K. L. B. (2010). Cell biology. Puzzled by PML. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6008), 1183–1184.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zou, H., Zindler, A., & Niu, Y. (2002). Constraints on melt movement beneath the East Pacific Rise from 230Th-238U disequilibrium. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5552), 107–110.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bais, H. P., Prithiviraj, B., Jha, A. K., Ausubel, F. M., & Vivanco, J. M. (2005). Mediation of pathogen resistance by exudation of antimicrobials from roots. Nature, 434(7030), 217–221.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Peterson, R. L. (2016). Trading on Sentiment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Shah, R. (2015). Lipid Nanoparticles: Production, Characterization and Stability. (D. Eldridge, E. Palombo, & I. Harding, Eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Fritzsche, K., Monsalve, S. D., Abbo, C., & Frahm, G. (2014). The Doctor–Patient Relationship. In K. Fritzsche, S. H. McDaniel, & M. Wirsching (Eds.), Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting (pp. 25–31). New York, NY: 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 Control.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2017, March 29). This Cloud Actually Rains Drops Of Tequila. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (2009). Motor Carrier Safety: Reincarnating Commercial Vehicle Companies Pose Safety Threat to Motoring Public; Federal Safety Agency Has Initiated Efforts to Prevent Future Occurrences (No. GAO-09-924). 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
Arab, A. A. (2012). Finite Element Modeling of Pretensioned Concrete Girders: A Methodological Approach with Applications in Large Strands and End Zone Cracking (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Macfarlane, I. (1905, August 12). “AN” AND “H.”; II. New York Times, p. SATURDAY REVIEW OF BOOKSBR535.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Vedral 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Culjkovic-Kraljacic and Borden 2010; Vedral 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Culjkovic-Kraljacic and Borden 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Bais et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Management Control
AbbreviationJ. Manag. Contr.
ISSN (print)2191-4761
ISSN (online)2191-477X
ScopeManagement Information Systems
Management of Technology and Innovation
Strategy and Management
Management Science and Operations Research

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