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
Lakhdar, Z. B. (2005). Global voices of science. Following the light: opening doors to science in Tunisia. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5753), 1435–1437.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fu, H., & Cohen, R. E. (2000). Polarization rotation mechanism for ultrahigh electromechanical response in single-crystal piezoelectrics. Nature, 403(6767), 281–283.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fan, H. C., Fu, G. K., & Fodor, S. P. A. (2015). Expression profiling. Combinatorial labeling of single cells for gene expression cytometry. Science (New York, N.Y.), 347(6222), 1258367.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Vasanthi, D., Nagabhushan, A., Matharu, N. K., & Mishra, R. K. (2013). A functionally conserved Polycomb response element from mouse HoxD complex responds to heterochromatin factors. Scientific reports, 3, 3011.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Scot, L. (2010). The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation, and Reporting. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Nakamaki, H., Hioki, K., Mitsui, I., & Takeuchi, Y. (Eds.). (2016). Enterprise as an Instrument of Civilization: An Anthropological Approach to Business Administration (1st ed. 2016., Vol. 4). Tokyo: Springer Japan.
A chapter in an edited book
Russell, C. K., Volpe, L. E., & Ball, H. L. (2016). Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In A. Alvergne, C. Jenkinson, & C. Faurie (Eds.), Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine: From Research to Policy and Practice (pp. 61–74). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
Luntz, S. (2014, March 4). Amazing Photographs & Video Of Snake Devouring Crocodile. 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. (2007). Highlights of a Forum: Health Care 20 Years From Now--Taking Steps Today to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges (No. GAO-07-1155SP). 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
Davis, L. V. (2017). Oxidation Effects on the Magnetic Properties of Iron Phthalocyanine Thin Films (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
Clinton, B., & Bush, G. W. (2010, January 17). A Helping Hand for Haiti. New York Times, p. WK10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lakhdar 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Fu and Cohen 2000; Lakhdar 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Fu and Cohen 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Vasanthi et al. 2013)

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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