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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Management in Engineering. 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
Spurgeon, D. 2002. “Drawing back the talent: Canada.” Nature, 415 (6873): 4–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tinel, A., and J. Tschopp. 2004. “The PIDDosome, a protein complex implicated in activation of caspase-2 in response to genotoxic stress.” Science, 304 (5672): 843–846.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moran, N. A., H. J. McLaughlin, and R. Sorek. 2009. “The dynamics and time scale of ongoing genomic erosion in symbiotic bacteria.” Science, 323 (5912): 379–382.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Salamat, A., M. Deifallah, R. Q. Cabrera, F. Corà, and P. F. McMillan. 2013. “Identification of new pillared-layered carbon nitride materials at high pressure.” Sci. Rep., 3: 2122.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tjong, S. C. 2012. Polymer Composites with Carbonaceous Nanofillers. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Jiang, H., W. Ding, M. Ali, and X. Wu (Eds.). 2012. Advanced Research in Applied Artificial Intelligence: 25th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2012, Dalian, China, June 9-12, 2012. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Aladin, N., P. Micklin, and I. Plotnikov. 2008. “Biodiversity Of The Aral Sea And Its Importance To The Possible Ways Of Rehabilitating And Conserving Its Remnant Water Bodies.” Environmental Problems of Central Asia and their Economic, Social and Security Impacts, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, J. Qi and K. T. Evered, eds., 73–98. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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 in Engineering.

Blog post
Davis, J. 2016. “Men Conceived Using IVF Have Increased Risk Of Fertility Problems.” IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed October 30, 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. 1995. NASA’s Earth Observing System: Estimated Funding Requirements. 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
Felsburg, D. F. 2008. “The business of evangelism: A phenomenological study of frustration and attrition among Christian evangelists.” Doctoral dissertation. Minneapolis, MN: Capella University.

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
Kirkpatrick, D. D., D. Hakim, and J. Glanz. 2017. “‘An Accident Waiting to Happen’: Blame in a Deadly London Fire.” New York Times, June 24, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Spurgeon 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Spurgeon 2002; Tinel and Tschopp 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Tinel and Tschopp 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Salamat et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Management in Engineering
AbbreviationJ. Manage. Eng.
ISSN (print)0742-597X
ISSN (online)1943-5479
ScopeStrategy and Management
Industrial relations
Management Science and Operations Research
General Engineering

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