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
Bowles, S. (2009), “Did warfare among ancestral hunter-gatherers affect the evolution of human social behaviors?”, Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 324 No. 5932, pp. 1293–1298.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sablowski, R. and Harberd, N.P. (2005), “Plant sciences. Plant genes on steroids”, Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 307 No. 5715, pp. 1569–1570.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hudson, J.J., Taylor, W.D. and Schindler, D.W. (2000), “Phosphate concentrations in lakes”, Nature, Vol. 406 No. 6791, pp. 54–56.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gopal, J., Hasan, N., Manikandan, M. and Wu, H.-F. (2013), “Bacterial toxicity/compatibility of platinum nanospheres, nanocuboids and nanoflowers”, Scientific Reports, Vol. 3, p. 1260.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Moeller, R. (2010), IT Audit, Control, and Security, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Schuler, D. (Ed.). (2007), Online Communities and Social Computing: Second International Conference, OCSC 2007, Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007. Proceedings, Vol. 4564, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Hosking, R.J. and Dewar, R.L. (2016), “Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)”, in Dewar, R.L. (Ed.), Fundamental Fluid Mechanics and Magnetohydrodynamics, Springer, Singapore, pp. 157–201.

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
Fang, J. (2014), “Prints From Duck-Billed Dino Herd Found in Alaska”, IFLScience, IFLScience, 4 July, 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. (1985), Legislative Developments, No. 126478, 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
Romanek, J.L. (2009), The Relative Influence of Sensation Seeking and Normal Narcissism on Academic Cheating in Emerging Adults, Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ.

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
McKINLEY, J. and Mueller, B. (2015), “2 Escapees Still at Large Despite 450-Officer Hunt in Remote, Swampy Area”, New York Times, 10 June, p. A20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bowles, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Bowles, 2009; Sablowski and Harberd, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Sablowski and Harberd, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Gopal 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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