How to format your references using the Journal of Managerial Psychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Managerial Psychology. 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
Javitt, G. (2010), “Which way for genetic-test regulation? Assign regulation appropriate to the level of risk”, Nature, Vol. 466 No. 7308, pp. 817–818.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kippenberg, T.J. and Vahala, K.J. (2008), “Cavity optomechanics: back-action at the mesoscale”, Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 321 No. 5893, pp. 1172–1176.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kielpinski, D., Monroe, C. and Wineland, D.J. (2002), “Architecture for a large-scale ion-trap quantum computer”, Nature, Vol. 417 No. 6890, pp. 709–711.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Dentin, R., Hedrick, S., Xie, J., Yates, J., 3rd and Montminy, M. (2008), “Hepatic glucose sensing via the CREB coactivator CRTC2”, Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 319 No. 5868, pp. 1402–1405.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Perlmutter, D.D. and Rothstein, R.L. (2010), The Challenge of Climate Change, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Kida, S. (Ed.). (2006), IUTAM Symposium on Elementary Vortices and Coherent Structures: Significance in Turbulence Dynamics: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium Held at Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto, Japan, 26-28 October 2004, Vol. 79, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Tereshin, D.A. and Cherniavsky, O.F. (2015), “Theoretical Basis and a Finite Element Formula for the Direct Calculation of Steady Plastic States”, in Fuschi, P., Pisano, A.A. and Weichert, D. (Eds.), Direct Methods for Limit and Shakedown Analysis of Structures: Advanced Computational Algorithms and Material Modelling, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 81–103.

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 Managerial Psychology.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2017), “EU Report States More Should Be Done Against Impact Of Extreme Space Weather”, IFLScience, IFLScience, 27 March, 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. (1988), Civilian Agencies’ Management and Use of Aircraft, No. T-GGD-88-15, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Roubin, A.M. (2014), A Resource Manual of Bullying Intervention Programs for Parents, Educators, and Community Officials in the Los Angeles Area, Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

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
Williams, J. (2016), “Disappearing Act: The Art and Fraud of Faking Your Own Death”, New York Times, 8 August, p. C4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Javitt, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Javitt, 2010; Kippenberg and Vahala, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Kippenberg and Vahala, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Dentin et al., 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Managerial Psychology
AbbreviationJ. Manag. Psychol.
ISSN (print)0268-3946
ScopeOrganizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Management Science and Operations Research
Applied Psychology
Social Psychology

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