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
Brown, G. E., Jr. (2001). “Surface science. How minerals react with water.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5540), 67–69.
A journal article with 2 authors
Paczolt, K. A., and Jones, A. G. (2010). “Post-copulatory sexual selection and sexual conflict in the evolution of male pregnancy.” Nature, 464(7287), 401–404.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ioannou, C. C., Guttal, V., and Couzin, I. D. (2012). “Predatory fish select for coordinated collective motion in virtual prey.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6099), 1212–1215.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kawabuchi, M., Satomi, Y., Takao, T., Shimonishi, Y., Nada, S., Nagai, K., Tarakhovsky, A., and Okada, M. (2000). “Transmembrane phosphoprotein Cbp regulates the activities of Src-family tyrosine kinases.” Nature, 404(6781), 999–1003.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Phillips, J. J., Trotter, W. D., and Phillips, P. P. (2015). Maximizing the Value of Consulting. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Shelley, M. C., Yore, L. D., and Hand, B. (Eds.). (2009). Quality Research in Literacy and Science Education: International Perspectives and Gold Standards. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Sodnik, J., and Tomažič, S. (2015). “Spatial Auditory Interfaces.” Spatial Auditory Human-Computer Interfaces, SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, S. Tomažič, ed., Springer International Publishing, Cham, 45–79.

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
Fang, J. (2014). “Microbes Living in Tiny Water Droplets Help Break Down Oil.” IFLScience, IFLScience, <> (Oct. 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. (1984). Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Oversight of Public Television. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Wansapura, A. N. (2010). “The role of alpha sodium,potassium-ATPase isoforms in mediating cardiac hypertrophy in response to endogenous cardiotonic steroids.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Michael Kelly With. (1992). “THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Vietnam War; Campaign Focus on Vietnam Reviving Debates of the 60’s.” New York Times, A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Brown 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Brown 2001; Paczolt and Jones 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Paczolt and Jones 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Kawabuchi et al. 2000)

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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