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
Pilling, M.J. (2014), “Chemical Kinetics. Calculating the pressure dependence of chemical reactions”, Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 346 No. 6214, pp. 1183–1184.
A journal article with 2 authors
Harvey, C.D. and Svoboda, K. (2007), “Locally dynamic synaptic learning rules in pyramidal neuron dendrites”, Nature, Vol. 450 No. 7173, pp. 1195–1200.
A journal article with 3 authors
Huang, C.Y., Ayliffe, M.A. and Timmis, J.N. (2003), “Direct measurement of the transfer rate of chloroplast DNA into the nucleus”, Nature, Vol. 422 No. 6927, pp. 72–76.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Milner, J.J., Toma, C., Yu, B., Zhang, K., Omilusik, K., Phan, A.T., Wang, D., et al. (2018), “Erratum: Runx3 programs CD8+ T cell residency in non-lymphoid tissues and tumours”, Nature, Vol. 554 No. 7692, p. 392.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sinaiski, E.G. (2011), Hydromechanics, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Safavi-Naini, R. and Canetti, R. (Eds.). (2012), Advances in Cryptology – CRYPTO 2012: 32nd Annual Cryptology Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 19-23, 2012. Proceedings, Vol. 7417, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Babich, V.M. and Kiselev, A.P. (2005), “‘Nongeometrical Phenomena’ in Propagation of Elastic Surface Waves”, in Goldstein, R.V. and Maugin, G.A. (Eds.), Surface Waves in Anisotropic and Laminated Bodies and Defects Detection, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 119–129.

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
Andrew, E. (2014), “5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain”, IFLScience, IFLScience, 15 September, 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), An Empty Pump Down the Road?, No. 136529, 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
Taaz, Z. (2017), Boiler Automation and Monitoring of Temperature and Steam Flow Using Simulink, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Greenhouse, L. (2007), “Supreme Court Ruling Limits State Control of Big Banks”, New York Times, 18 April, p. C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Pilling, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Harvey and Svoboda, 2007; Pilling, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Harvey and Svoboda, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Milner et al., 2018)

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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