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
Nilsen, T. W. (2014). 'Molecular biology. Internal mRNA methylation finally finds functions'. Science (New York, N.Y.), 343, 1207–1208.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sajish, M. and Schimmel, P. (2015). 'A human tRNA synthetase is a potent PARP1-activating effector target for resveratrol'. Nature, 519, 370–373.
A journal article with 3 authors
Stanger, B. Z., Tanaka, A. J., and Melton, D. A. (2007). 'Organ size is limited by the number of embryonic progenitor cells in the pancreas but not the liver'. Nature, 445, 886–891.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Gaillard, F., Malki, M., Iacono-Marziano, G., Pichavant, M., and Scaillet, B. (2008). 'Carbonatite melts and electrical conductivity in the asthenosphere'. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322, 1363–1365.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pommier, S., Gravouil, A., Combescure, A., and Moës, N. (2013). Extended Finite Element Method for Crack Propagation, Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Gupta, N. S. (Ed.). (2011). Chitin: Formation and Diagenesis. Topics in Geobiology, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, Vol. 34.
A chapter in an edited book
Mahon, J. E. (2016). 'Abortion and the Right to Not Be Pregnant'. In A. Fives and K. Breen (Eds.), Philosophy and Political Engagement: Reflection in the Public Sphere, London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 57–77.

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, May 4). 'Study Concludes That There Are Over One TRILLION Species On Earth'. 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. (2012). Aviation Security: Status of TSA’s Acquisition of Technology for Screening Passenger Identification and Boarding Passes.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Augspurger, B. A. (2014). Teacher Perceptions of Effective School Leadership Using Twenty-first Century Skills and KnowledgeDoctoral 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
Barron, J. and Wang, V. (2017, August 29). 'They Don’t Ride the Subway, Though Its Future Rides on Them'. New York Times, A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Nilsen, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Nilsen, 2014; Sajish and Schimmel, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Sajish and Schimmel, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Gaillard et al., 2008)

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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