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
Zahn, R. (2009). Climate change: Beyond the CO(2) connection. Nature, 460(7253), 335–336.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bose, S. K., & Marder, T. B. (2015). ORGANIC CATALYSIS. A leap ahead for activating C-H bonds. Science (New York, N.Y.), 349(6247), 473–474.
A journal article with 3 authors
Santiago, J., Henzler, C., & Hothorn, M. (2013). Molecular mechanism for plant steroid receptor activation by somatic embryogenesis co-receptor kinases. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6148), 889–892.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Parker, A. R., McPhedran, R. C., McKenzie, D. R., Botten, L. C., & Nicorovici, N. A. (2001). Photonic engineering. Aphrodite’s iridescence. Nature, 409(6816), 36–37.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hanby, M. (2013). No God, No Science? Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
An edited book
Giardi, M. T. (2006). Biotechnological Applications of Photosynthetic Proteins: Biochips, Biosensors and Biodevices. (E. V. Piletska, Ed.). Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Mierzejewski, K., Reardon, R. C., Thistle, H., & Dubois, N. R. (2007). Conventional application equipment: aerial application. In L. A. Lacey & H. K. Kaya (Eds.), Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology: Application and Evaluation of Pathogens for Control of Insects and other Invertebrate Pests (pp. 99–126). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Andrew, E. (2015, May 18). Do You Have A Lower Attention Span Than A Goldfish? 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. (1970). Review of Certain Activities of the Florida School Desegregating Consulting Center (No. B-164031(1)). 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
Porter, L. A. (2010). Defense Support of Civilian Authorities (DSCA): What emergency managers need to know (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Searcey, D. (2017, May 6). Boko Haram Frees Taken Girls, Nigeria Says. New York Times, p. A8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Zahn 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Bose and Marder 2015; Zahn 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Bose and Marder 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Parker et al. 2001)

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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