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
Benford, G. (2001). Where might it lead? Nature, 414(6862), 399.
A journal article with 2 authors
Doma, M. K., & Parker, R. (2006). Endonucleolytic cleavage of eukaryotic mRNAs with stalls in translation elongation. Nature, 440(7083), 561–564.
A journal article with 3 authors
Voog, J., D’Alterio, C., & Jones, D. L. (2008). Multipotent somatic stem cells contribute to the stem cell niche in the Drosophila testis. Nature, 454(7208), 1132–1136.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zhou, Y., Castonguay, P., Sidhom, E.-H., Clark, A. R., Dvela-Levitt, M., Kim, S., et al. (2017). A small-molecule inhibitor of TRPC5 ion channels suppresses progressive kidney disease in animal models. Science (New York, N.Y.), 358(6368), 1332–1336.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Misra, D. K. (2006). Practical Electromagnetics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Martin, R., Bez, H., & Sabin, M. (Eds.). (2005). Mathematics of Surfaces XI: 11th IMA International Conference, Loughborough, UK, September 5-7, 2005. Proceedings (Vol. 3604). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Biswas, D., & Vidyasankar, K. (2012). Privacy Preserving Cloud Transactions. In R. Meersman, H. Panetto, T. Dillon, S. Rinderle-Ma, P. Dadam, X. Zhou, et al. (Eds.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2012: Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, DOA-SVI, and ODBASE 2012, Rome, Italy, September 10-14, 2012. Proceedings, Part II (pp. 511–526). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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, July 29). New Carnivorous Plant Species Discovered On Facebook. 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. (1992). Aircraft Certification: Limited Progress on Developing International Design Standards (No. RCED-92-179). 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
Morris, L. (2010). Evolving the leadership model of the American theatre to forge a fiscally and artistically secure future (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
Kishkovsky, S. (2011, December 30). Disputed Voting Turns Church, A Kremlin Ally, Into Its Critic. New York Times, p. A4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Benford 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Benford 2001; Doma and Parker 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Doma and Parker 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhou et al. 2017)

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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