How to format your references using the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Bohannon J (2009) The Gonzo Scientist. The Science Dance Match-Up Challenge. Science 324(5925):332.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shidara M, Richmond BJ (2002) Anterior cingulate: single neuronal signals related to degree of reward expectancy. Science 296(5573):1709–1711.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bliokh KY, Smirnova D, Nori F (2015) OPTICS. Quantum spin Hall effect of light. Science 348(6242):1448–1451.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Barrera NP, Di Bartolo N, Booth PJ, Robinson CV (2008) Micelles protect membrane complexes from solution to vacuum. Science 321(5886):243–246.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
AIChE Equipment Testing Procedure (1993) Particle Size Classifiers (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ).
An edited book
Mukhopadhyay SC ed. (2016) Next Generation Sensors and Systems 1st ed. 2016. (Springer International Publishing, Cham).
A chapter in an edited book
Burnie JP, Matthews RC (2006) HSP90: The Unsung Villain of Sepsis? Vincent JL, ed. Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. (Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg), 35–44.

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 Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Blog post
Hamilton K (2017) 9 High-Paying, Entry-Level Jobs Companies Are Hiring For Like Crazy Right Now. IFLScience. Retrieved (October 30, 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 (2017) Internet of Things: Communities Deploy Projects by Combining Federal Support with Other Funds and Expertise (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC).

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Graber ME (2013) Best practices in enhancement deals: Nonprofit and for profit theatrical collaborations. 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
Ivory D, Ruiz RR (2014) Cobalts Were Seen as Lemons From Start, State Data Shows. New York Times (April 1).

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bohannon 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Bohannon 2009, Shidara and Richmond 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Shidara and Richmond 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Barrera et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleManufacturing & Service Operations Management
AbbreviationManuf. Serv. Oper. Manag.
ISSN (print)1523-4614
ISSN (online)1526-5498
ScopeStrategy and Management
Management Science and Operations Research

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