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
Bilbe, G. (2015). 'Infectious diseases. Overcoming neglect of kinetoplastid diseases'. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348, 974–976.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wilga, C. D. and Lauder, G. V. (2004). 'Biomechanics: hydrodynamic function of the shark’s tail'. Nature, 430, 850.
A journal article with 3 authors
Leizerson, I., Lipson, S. G., and Lyushnin, A. V. (2003). 'Wetting properties: When larger drops evaporate faster'. Nature, 422, 395–396.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Aluwihare, A., Cohen-Tannoudji, C., Erzan, A., Jacob, F., Polanyi, J., van Dijk, P., et al. (2002). 'In support of scientific exchange'. Nature, 417, 690.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
The American Ceramic Society. (2009). Progress in Nanotechnology, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Kiel, E. (Ed.). (2008). Drive Solutions: Mechatronics for Production and Logistics, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Simos, D. E., Kleine, K., Ghandehari, L. S. G., Garn, B., and Lei, Y. (2016). 'A Combinatorial Approach to Analyzing Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities in Web Application Security Testing'. In F. Wotawa, M. Nica, and N. Kushik (Eds.), Testing Software and Systems: 28th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, ICTSS 2016, Graz, Austria, October 17-19, 2016, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Cham: Springer International Publishing, 70–85.

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
O`Callaghan, J. (2016, October 3). 'Watch Live As Blue Origin Purposefully Destroys Its Historic Rocket Tomorrow'. 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. (1996). Amtrak’s Strategic Business Plan: Progress to Date.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Anyaoha, A. L. (2013). Surgical time-out: A nursing team training approachDoctoral 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
Shpigel, B. (2017, February 3). 'Its Sports Fandom Evolving, Atlanta Chases Football Glory'. 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 (Bilbe, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Bilbe, 2015; Wilga and Lauder, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Wilga and Lauder, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Aluwihare et al., 2002)

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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