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 (J. of the Acad. Mark. Sci.). 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
Bode, M. (2004). Physics. The environment matters--even on the atomic scale. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5695), 423–425.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mellman, I., & Nussenzweig, M. (2011). Retrospective. Ralph M. Steinman (1943-2011). Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6055), 466.
A journal article with 3 authors
Arendt, D., Technau, U., & Wittbrodt, J. (2001). Evolution of the bilaterian larval foregut. Nature, 409(6816), 81–85.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Taipale, J., Chen, J. K., Cooper, M. K., Wang, B., Mann, R. K., Milenkovic, L., et al. (2000). Effects of oncogenic mutations in Smoothened and Patched can be reversed by cyclopamine. Nature, 406(6799), 1005–1009.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tripathi, N., Singh, R. S., & Hills, C. D. (2016). Reclamation of Mine-Impacted Land for Ecosystem Recovery. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Szyszczak, E., & Gronden, J. W. van de (Eds.). (2013). Financing Services of General Economic Interest: Reform and Modernization. The Hague, The Netherlands: T. M. C. Asser Press.
A chapter in an edited book
Pavlovic, M., & Balint, B. (2013). Cord Blood Stem Cells. In B. Balint (Ed.), Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering (pp. 23–24). New York, NY: 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
Davis, J. (2015, July 22). Researchers Find That Prawns Could Help Protect Against Bilharzia. 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. (1985). Proprietary School Compliance With Requirements of the Pell Grant Program (No. 127542). 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
Mc Adams, A. N. (2012). School psychologists’ perceptions of procedural fidelity in special education (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
Brantley, B. (2017, October 25). Oh, the Faults in Their Stars. New York Times, p. C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Baxter 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Jha 2001; Seife 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Mellman and Nussenzweig 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Hornekaer et al. 2003)

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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