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
Greene, B. 2010. “Q&A: Brian Greene on music and string theory.” Nature, 465 (7297): 426.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vernot, B., and J. M. Akey. 2014. “Resurrecting surviving Neandertal lineages from modern human genomes.” Science, 343 (6174): 1017–1021.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pandey, S., G. K. Goswami, and K. K. Nanda. 2013. “Nanocomposite based flexible ultrasensitive resistive gas sensor for chemical reactions studies.” Sci. Rep., 3: 2082.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kerstetter, R. A., K. Bollman, R. A. Taylor, K. Bomblies, and R. S. Poethig. 2001. “KANADI regulates organ polarity in Arabidopsis.” Nature, 411 (6838): 706–709.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nahar, L., and S. D. Sarker. 2012. Steroid Dimers. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Townsend, T., and R. Bates (Eds.). 2007. Handbook of Teacher Education. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Kwasnicka, H., and E. Szpunar-Huk. 2006. “Genetic Programming in Data Modelling.” Genetic Systems Programming: Theory and Experiences, Studies in Computational Intelligence, N. Nedjah, L. de M. Mourelle, and A. Abraham, eds., 105–130. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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, D. 2015. “View the Known Universe.” 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. 1996. School Lunch Program: Role and Impacts of Private Food Service Companies. 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
Ma, D. 2010. “Acyclic congeners of Cucurbit[n]uril and a related mechanistic study on the Cucurbit[n]uril forming reaction.” Doctoral dissertation. College Park, MD: University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Wagner, J. 2017. “Leg Injury May End Season for Cespedes.” New York Times, August 26, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Greene 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Greene 2010; Vernot and Akey 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Vernot and Akey 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Kerstetter et al. 2001)

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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