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
Pochan, D. J. (2012). Materials science. Approaching asymmetry and versatility in polymer assembly. Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6094), 530–531.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sesma, A., & Osbourn, A. E. (2004). The rice leaf blast pathogen undergoes developmental processes typical of root-infecting fungi. Nature, 431(7008), 582–586.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hansel, D. E., Eipper, B. A., & Ronnett, G. V. (2001). Neuropeptide Y functions as a neuroproliferative factor. Nature, 410(6831), 940–944.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Dunn, R. A., Toomey, D. R., Detrick, R. S., & Wilcock, W. S. (2001). Continuous mantle melt supply beneath an overlapping spreading center on the East Pacific Rise. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5510), 1955–1958.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Möller, G. (2012). Geotechnik. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Satapathy, S. C., Udgata, S. K., & Biswal, B. N. (Eds.). (2014). Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers of Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications (FICTA) 2013 (Vol. 247). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Hamann, M. F., & Jünemann, K.-P. (2015). “How to Make TRUS Better”: HistoScanning-Guided Biopsies for Identification of Cancer Within the Prostate. In S. Thüroff & C. G. Chaussy (Eds.), Focal Therapy of Prostate Cancer: An Emerging Strategy for Minimally Invasive, Staged Treatment (pp. 51–57). 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
O`Callaghan, J. (2015, October 20). Earth May Have Formed Earlier Than 92% Of Other Habitable Planets. 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. (2008). Federal Research: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Management and Oversight of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (No. GAO-09-15). 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
Duan, C. (2004). Dynamic Analysis of Dry Friction Path in a Torsional System (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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
Kelly, C. (2013, April 21). An E.V. That Wraps Around a Wheelchair. New York Times, p. AU2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Pochan 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Pochan 2012; Sesma and Osbourn 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Sesma and Osbourn 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Dunn 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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