How to format your references using the Journal of Management Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Management Studies (JMS). 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
Tepass, U. (2014). 'Developmental biology: Polarize to elongate'. Nature, 515, 499–501.
A journal article with 2 authors
Neuman, Y. and Cohen, Y. (2014). 'A vectorial semantics approach to personality assessment'. Scientific reports, 4, 4761.
A journal article with 3 authors
Margulies, L., Winther, G., and Poulsen, H. F. (2001). 'In situ measurement of grain rotation during deformation of polycrystals'. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291, 2392–2394.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Lodahl, P., Floris Van Driel, A., Nikolaev, I. S., Irman, A., Overgaag, K., Vanmaekelbergh, D., et al. (2004). 'Controlling the dynamics of spontaneous emission from quantum dots by photonic crystals'. Nature, 430, 654–657.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Karmakar, N. C., Kalansuriya, P., Azim, R. E., and Koswatta, R. (2016). Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Reader Signal Processing, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Werner, D. H. and Kwon, D.-H. (Eds.). (2014). Transformation Electromagnetics and Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications, London: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Ajwani, D. and Meyerhenke, H. (2010). 'Chapter 5. Realistic Computer Models'. In M. Müller-Hannemann and S. Schirra (Eds.), Algorithm Engineering: Bridging the Gap between Algorithm Theory and Practice, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 194–236.

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 Studies.

Blog post
Andrews, R. (2016, June 20). 'Mammals Were Almost Completely Wiped Out Alongside The Dinosaurs'. IFLScience. Available At (accessed 30 October 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). Information Technology: DOD and VA Have Increased Their Sharing of Health Information, but Further Actions Are Needed.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Marshall, L. D. (2015). The jeweled net, sacred landscape, and the vision of the heartDoctoral dissertation, .

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, October 20). 'Dodgers Crush Cubs, Winning Pennant for the First Time Since 1988'. New York Times, B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Tepass, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Neuman and Cohen, 2014; Tepass, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Neuman and Cohen, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Lodahl et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Management Studies
ISSN (print)0022-2380
ISSN (online)1467-6486
ScopeBusiness and International Management
Management of Technology and Innovation
Strategy and Management

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