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
Balch, J.K. (2014), “Atmospheric science: drought and fire change sink to source”, Nature, Vol. 506 No. 7486, pp. 41–42.
A journal article with 2 authors
Knust, E. and Bossinger, O. (2002), “Composition and formation of intercellular junctions in epithelial cells”, Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 298 No. 5600, pp. 1955–1959.
A journal article with 3 authors
Singhal, N., Kumar, M. and Virdi, J.S. (2014), “Molecular analysis of β-lactamase genes to understand their differential expression in strains of Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 1A”, Scientific Reports, Vol. 4, p. 5270.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Möller, J., Lühmann, T., Chabria, M., Hall, H. and Vogel, V. (2013), “Macrophages lift off surface-bound bacteria using a filopodium-lamellipodium hook-and-shovel mechanism”, Scientific Reports, Vol. 3, p. 2884.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hunt, P.J. and Kennedy, J.E. (2005), Financial Derivatives in Theory and Practice: Hunt/Financial Derivatives, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Fiengo, G. (2013), Common Rail System for GDI Engines: Modelling, Identification, and Control, edited by di Gaeta, A., Palladino, A. and Giglio, V., Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Ong, S.T. and Chew, F.T. (2010), “Reconstructing the Repertoire of Mite Allergens by Recombinant DNA Technology”, in Pawankar, R., Holgate, S.T. and Rosenwasser, L.J. (Eds.), Allergy Frontiers: Future Perspectives, Springer Japan, Tokyo, pp. 49–64.

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. (2015), “The US-Russian Space Station Mission Is A Study In Cooperation”, IFLScience, IFLScience, 1 May, 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. (1977), Mission Budgeting: Discussion and Illustration of the Concept in Research and Development Programs, No. PSAD-77-124, 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
Perfitt, T. (2009), Megaphone: Fault Tolerant, Scalable, and Trustworthy Peer-to-Peer Microblogging, 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
Walsh, M.W. (2015), “A Tangle of Rulings for Pension Cuts”, New York Times, 24 July, p. B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Balch, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Balch, 2014; Knust and Bossinger, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Knust and Bossinger, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Möller et al., 2013)

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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