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
Ryan, M. J. (2011). Replication in field biology: the case of the frog-eating bat. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6060), 1229–1230.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gilmore, M. S., & Ferretti, J. J. (2003). Microbiology. The thin line between gut commensal and pathogen. Science (New York, N.Y.), 299(5615), 1999–2002.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lackner, L. L., Horner, J. S., & Nunnari, J. (2009). Mechanistic analysis of a dynamin effector. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5942), 874–877.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Miller, N., Estoup, A., Toepfer, S., Bourguet, D., Lapchin, L., Derridj, S., et al. (2005). Multiple transatlantic introductions of the western corn rootworm. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5750), 992.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chan, N. H., & Wong, H. Y. (2013). Handbook of Financial Risk Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bove, A., Del Santo, D., & Murthy, M. K. V. (Eds.). (2009). Advances in Phase Space Analysis of Partial Differential Equations: In Honor of Ferruccio Colombini’s 60th Birthday (Vol. 78). Boston, MA: Birkhäuser.
A chapter in an edited book
Anochie-Boateng, J. K., Steyn, W. J., Fisher, C., & Truter, L. (2016). A Link of Full-Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing to Long-Term Pavement Performance Study in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. In J. P. Aguiar-Moya, A. Vargas-Nordcbeck, F. Leiva-Villacorta, & L. G. Loría-Salazar (Eds.), The Roles of Accelerated Pavement Testing in Pavement Sustainability: Engineering, Environment, and Economics (pp. 67–79). 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 Control.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2017, February 21). Mysterious Traces Of Radioactive Iodine Detected Over Europe. 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. (2001). Airline Competition: Issues Raised by Consolidation Proposals (No. GAO-01-370T). 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
Burns, D. (2017). Measuring the Outcome of At-Risk Students on Biology Standardized Tests When Using Different Instructional Strategies (Doctoral dissertation). Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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
Eligon, J. (2017, July 24). From Angry Student to Board Member. New York Times, p. A10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ryan 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Gilmore and Ferretti 2003; Ryan 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Gilmore and Ferretti 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Miller 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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