How to format your references using the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Smaglik, P. (2001). Biologists officially welcome plan. Nature, 412(6848), 665.
A journal article with 2 authors
Badzey, R. L., & Mohanty, P. (2005). Coherent signal amplification in bistable nanomechanical oscillators by stochastic resonance. Nature, 437(7061), 995–998.
A journal article with 3 authors
Burslem, D. F., Garwood, N. C., & Thomas, S. C. (2001). Ecology. Tropical forest diversity--the plot thickens. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5504), 606–607.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Yang, L., Cui, X., Zhang, J., Wang, K., Shen, M., Zeng, S., et al. (2014). Lattice strain effects on the optical properties of MoS2 nanosheets. Scientific reports, 4, 5649.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kodama, K. P., & Hinnov, L. A. (2014). Rock Magnetic Cyclostratigraphy. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Jabłoński, R., & Brezina, T. (Eds.). (2016). Advanced Mechatronics Solutions (Vol. 393). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Berg, T., & Hempel, H. (2008). Inverse Problems Have Inverse Complexity. In G. Ausiello, J. Karhumäki, G. Mauri, & L. Ong (Eds.), Fifth Ifip International Conference On Theoretical Computer Science – Tcs 2008 (pp. 73–86). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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 the Academy of Marketing Science.

Blog post
Andrews, R. (2016, June 10). Two Of The World’s Largest Rodents Are On The Run From Toronto Zoo. IFLScience. IFLScience. 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. (2012). Commercial Space Transportation: Industry Trends, Government Challenges, and International Competitiveness Issues (No. GAO-12-836T). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Che, H. (2009). Non-linear development of streaming instabilities in magnetic reconnection with a strong guide field (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Hollander, S. (2002, September 21). With More Ice Time, Cohen Looks Ahead. New York Times, p. D7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Badzey and Mohanty 2005; Smaglik 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Badzey and Mohanty 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Yang et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of the Academy of Marketing Science
AbbreviationJ. Acad. Mark. Sci.
ISSN (print)0092-0703
ISSN (online)1552-7824
ScopeBusiness and International Management
Economics and Econometrics

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