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
Jansen, L. E. T. (2012). Genetics. Sowing the seeds of centromeres. Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6066), 299–300.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fong, Y. W., & Zhou, Q. (2001). Stimulatory effect of splicing factors on transcriptional elongation. Nature, 414(6866), 929–933.
A journal article with 3 authors
Barsic, A., Grover, G., & Piestun, R. (2014). Three-dimensional super-resolution and localization of dense clusters of single molecules. Scientific reports, 4, 5388.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Di Rosa, I., Simoncelli, F., Fagotti, A., & Pascolini, R. (2007). Ecology: the proximate cause of frog declines? Nature, 447(7144), E4-5; discussion E5-6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Numai, T. (2010). Laser Diodes and their Applications to Communications and Information Processing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Demidenko, G. V., & Vaskevich, V. L. (Eds.). (2006). Selected Works of S.L. Sobolev: Volume I: Mathematical Physics, Computational Mathematics, and Cubature Formulas. Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Bault, J.-P., & Loeuillet, L. (2015). Tips and Traps. In L. Loeuillet (Ed.), The Normal and Pathological Fetal Brain: Ultrasonographic Features (pp. 131–134). 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
Andrew, E. (2015, May 29). Watch A Tiny Robot Perform Surgery On A Grape. 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. (1976). Implementation of Section 1903(g) of the Social Security Act by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (No. MWD-76-89). 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
Van Name, J. (2013). Boolean Partition Algebras (Doctoral dissertation). University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

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
Garland, S. B. (2017, July 28). Vulnerable Older Adults, Abusive Guardians. New York Times, p. BU3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jansen 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Fong and Zhou 2001; Jansen 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Fong and Zhou 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Di Rosa et al. 2007)

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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