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
Marangos, J. (2000). 'Faster than a speeding photon'. Nature, 406, 243–244.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gao, X. and Wang, K. (2014). 'Strength of stick-slip and creeping subduction megathrusts from heat flow observations'. Science (New York, N.Y.), 345, 1038–1041.
A journal article with 3 authors
Andrew, T. L., Tsai, H.-Y., and Menon, R. (2009). 'Confining light to deep subwavelength dimensions to enable optical nanopatterning'. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324, 917–921.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Gambardella, A., Graziosi, P., Bergenti, I., Prezioso, M., Pullini, D., Milita, S., et al. (2014). 'Surface nanostructures in manganite films'. Scientific reports, 4, 5353.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grous, A. (2012). Fracture Mechanics 3, Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Saw, J., Exaire, J. E., Lee, D. S., and Yadav, J. S. (Eds.). (2007). Handbook Of Complex Percutaneous Carotid Intervention. Contemporary Cardiology, Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
A chapter in an edited book
Gustafsson, J., De Reyck, B., Degraeve, Z., and Salo, A. (2011). 'Valuation of Risky Projects and Illiquid Investments Using Portfolio Selection Models'. In A. Salo, J. Keisler, and A. Morton (Eds.), Portfolio Decision Analysis: Improved Methods for Resource Allocation, International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, New York, NY: Springer, 79–105.

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
Andrew, E. (2015, August 9). 'Let’s Face It: Gender Bias In Academia Is For Real'. 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. (2011). Reimbursable Space Act Agreements: NASA Generally Adhering to Fair Reimbursement Controls, but Guidance on Waived Cost Justifications Needs Refinement.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Owen, A. K. (2012). Preventive health behaviors: A look at the correlation between regular physical activity and routine cervical cancer screeningDoctoral 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
Powell, M. (2017, August 13). 'A Blood Feud, Sanitized for Your Displeasure'. New York Times, D3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marangos, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Gao and Wang, 2014; Marangos, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Gao and Wang, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Gambardella 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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