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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Management Science and 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
García de Abajo, F. J. (2013). Applied physics. Graphene nanophotonics. Science (New York, N.Y.), 339(6122), 917–918.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jox, R., & Gewin, V. (2003). Engineering your own path. Nature, 425(6955), 327.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jiang, X., Wang, Y., & Li, M. (2014). Selecting water-alcohol mixed solvent for synthesis of polydopamine nano-spheres using solubility parameter. Scientific Reports, 4, 6070.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Barlow, J., França, F., Gardner, T. A., Hicks, C. C., Lennox, G. D., Berenguer, E., … Graham, N. A. J. (2018). The future of hyperdiverse tropical ecosystems. Nature, 559(7715), 517–526.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Coulson, J. (2014). Sustainable Use of Wood in Construction. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Bengio, S., & Bourlard, H. (Eds.). (2005). Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction: First International Workshop, MLMI 2004, Martigny, Switzerland, June 21-23, 2004, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 3361). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
McCluggage, W. G. (2014). Other Neoplasms of the Cervix. In J. Tidy & J. H. F. Smith (Eds.), Cellular Pathology of Glandular Lesions and Uncommon Neoplasms of the Cervix (pp. 113–133). London: 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 Science and Engineering.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, December 20). Experts Say Half The Advice On Dr. Oz And The Doctors Is Wrong Or Lacks Evidence. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2002). Airport Finance: Using Airport Grant Funds for Security Projects Has Affected Some Development Projects (No. GAO-03-27). 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
Burns, K. N. (2017). Impact of Cognitive Tasks on Gait Parameters in Collegiate Athletes (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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, January 16). Daughter, You’ve Turned Into Your Mother. New York Times, p. C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (García de Abajo, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (García de Abajo, 2013; Jox & Gewin, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Jox & Gewin, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Jiang, Wang, & Li, 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Barlow et al., 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Management Science and Engineering
ISSN (print)2096-2320

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