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
Moolgavkar, S. H. (2000). “Consideration of copollutants.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 290(5491), 453d.
A journal article with 2 authors
Davis, C. J., and Johnson, C. G. (2005). “Lightning-induced intensification of the ionospheric sporadic E layer.” Nature, 435(7043), 799–801.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ackerman, L. K. G., Lovell, M. M., and Weix, D. J. (2015). “Multimetallic catalysed cross-coupling of aryl bromides with aryl triflates.” Nature, 524(7566), 454–457.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lin, H.-K., Chen, Z., Wang, G., Nardella, C., Lee, S.-W., Chan, C.-H., Yang, W.-L., Wang, J., Egia, A., Nakayama, K. I., Cordon-Cardo, C., Teruya-Feldstein, J., and Pandolfi, P. P. (2010). “Skp2 targeting suppresses tumorigenesis by Arf-p53-independent cellular senescence.” Nature, 464(7287), 374–379.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Narang, R. K. (2013). Inside the Black Box. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Hei, X. J., and Cheung, L. (Eds.). (2010). Access Networks: 4th International Conference, AccessNets 2009, Hong Kong, China, November 1-3, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Vasta, M. (2006). “The largest 200 manufacturing firms (1913–2001).” Evolution of Italian Enterprises in the 20th Century, Contributions to Economics, R. Giannetti and M. Vasta, eds., Physica-Verlag HD, Heidelberg, 87–110.

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
Taub, B. (2016). “Scientists May Have Finally Figured Out Who Is The Best Superhero.” 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. (1990). Excess and Surplus Personal Property Transfer Program. 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
Baciu, A. B. (2010). “Biopolitics and the influenza pandemics of 1918 and 2009 in the United States: Power, immunity, and the law.” Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Brantley, B. (2017). “John Leguizamo in Nutty Professor Mode.” New York Times, C5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Moolgavkar 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Davis and Johnson 2005; Moolgavkar 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Davis and Johnson 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Lin et al. 2010)

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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