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
Isner, J. M. (2002). 'Myocardial gene therapy'. Nature, 415, 234–239.
A journal article with 2 authors
Engel, H.-A., & Loss, D. (2005). 'Fermionic bell-state analyzer for spin qubits'. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309, 586–588.
A journal article with 3 authors
Catling, D. C., Zahnle, K. J., & McKay, C. (2001). 'Biogenic methane, hydrogen escape, and the irreversible oxidation of early Earth'. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293, 839–843.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Toh, R. J., Peng, W. K., Han, J., & Pumera, M. (2014). 'Direct in vivo electrochemical detection of haemoglobin in red blood cells'. Scientific reports, 4, 6209.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Molloy, M., & Larner, W. (2013). Fashioning Globalisation, Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.
An edited book
Waseda, Y., & Suzuki, S. (Eds.). (2006). Characterization of Corrosion Products on Steel Surfaces, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Wright, S., & Erkes, C. (2012). 'Implementing Services'. In C. Erkes (Ed.), Pro SharePoint 2010 Governance, Berkeley, CA: Apress, 33–54.

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
Luntz, S. (2014, June 26). 'Amateur Discovers Record Breaking Dinosaur Bone'. 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. (1990). Air Force ADP: Depot Maintenance System Development Risks Are High.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Trinooson, T. E. (2010). CFD investigations of a round jet with coil insert in crossflowDoctoral 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
THEODORE HERMANBONNIE BURKEDANIEL ROTHFRANKLIN L. TOWBERMARK ARONOFFKATHLEEN KELLY(Prof.) HOWARD A. SCARROWSTEPHEN JOEL TRACHTENBERG. (1980, February 3). 'Letters; America’s Burden in the Afghanistan Crisis Impotence in the Face of Soviet Aggression Let Russian Commerce Have an Ice-Free Port Set for San Juan Hill? The Sounds Of Mandarin Sex and the Monarchy A Single-Issue Party’s Clout Errant Philanthropy'. New York Times, The Week In ReviewE20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Isner, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Engel & Loss, 2005; Isner, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Engel & Loss, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Toh et al., 2014)

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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