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
Taylor, W. R. (2000). “A deeply knotted protein structure and how it might fold.” Nature, 406(6798), 916–919.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fitoussi, C., and Bourdon, B. (2012). “Silicon isotope evidence against an enstatite chondrite Earth.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6075), 1477–1480.
A journal article with 3 authors
Deng, L., Shangguan, Z.-P., and Sweeney, S. (2014). “‘Grain for Green’ driven land use change and carbon sequestration on the Loess Plateau, China.” Scientific reports, 4, 7039.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hutson, M. S., Tokutake, Y., Chang, M.-S., Bloor, J. W., Venakides, S., Kiehart, D. P., and Edwards, G. S. (2003). “Forces for morphogenesis investigated with laser microsurgery and quantitative modeling.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5616), 145–149.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dubé, J., and Legros, D. (2014). Spatial Econometrics Using Microdata. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Bader, M. (2006). CASE AND LINKING IN LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION: Evidence from German. STUDIES IN THEORETICAL PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, (J. Bayer, ed.), Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Siemon, B. (2009). “Electromagnetic methods – frequency domain.” Groundwater Geophysics: A Tool for Hydrogeology, R. Kirsch, ed., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 155–178.

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
Andrew, E. (2015). “Rare Blue-Eyed Lemurs Could Go Extinct In 11 Years.” 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. (2008). National Transportation Safety Board: Progress Made in Management Practices, Investigation Priorities, Training Center Use, and Information Security, But These Areas Continue to Need Improvement. 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
Giles, D. M. (2012). “A study of remotely sensed aerosol properties from ground-based sun and sky scanning radiometers.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Lee, L. (2013). “In Miami, a House Comes to Visit.” New York Times, D3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Taylor 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Fitoussi and Bourdon 2012; Taylor 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Fitoussi and Bourdon 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Hutson et al. 2003)

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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