How to format your references using the Museum Management and Curatorship citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Museum Management and Curatorship. 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
Sweatt, J. David. 2011. “Neuroscience. Creating Stable Memories.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 331 (6019): 869–870.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chiarugi, Alberto, and Michael A. Moskowitz. 2002. “Cell Biology. PARP-1--a Perpetrator of Apoptotic Cell Death?” Science (New York, N.Y.) 297 (5579): 200–201.
A journal article with 3 authors
Feng, Suhua, Steven E. Jacobsen, and Wolf Reik. 2010. “Epigenetic Reprogramming in Plant and Animal Development.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 330 (6004): 622–627.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Karrai, Khaled, Richard J. Warburton, Christian Schulhauser, Alexander Högele, Bernhard Urbaszek, Ewan J. McGhee, Alexander O. Govorov, Jorge M. Garcia, Brian D. Gerardot, and Pierre M. Petroff. 2004. “Hybridization of Electronic States in Quantum Dots through Photon Emission.” Nature 427 (6970): 135–138.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Guzik, Arlene. 2013. Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Andreescu, Cristian, and Adrian Clenci, eds. 2016. Proceedings of the European Automotive Congress EAEC-ESFA 2015. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Motschnig-Pitrik, Renate, and Ladislav Nykl. 2013. “An Interactive Cognitive-Emotional Model of the Person-Centered Approach.” In Interdisciplinary Handbook of the Person-Centered Approach: Research and Theory, edited by Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White, Renate Motschnig-Pitrik, and Michael Lux, 37–61. 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 Museum Management and Curatorship.

Blog post
Fang, Janet. 2014. “Ancient Martian Air Too Thin for Liquid Water.” IFLScience. IFLScience.


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. 1989. Use of Surplus Dairy Products in the National School Lunch Program. T-RCED-89-49. 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
Havill, Nancy L. 2012. “Therapeutic Landscapes for Birth: A Research Synthesis.” Doctoral dissertation, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina.

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
Yablonsky, Linda. 2010. “Art and Action.” New York Times, October 17.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sweatt 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Sweatt 2011; Chiarugi and Moskowitz 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Chiarugi and Moskowitz 2002)
  • Three authors: (Feng, Jacobsen, and Reik 2010)
  • 4 or more authors: (Karrai et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleMuseum Management and Curatorship
ISSN (print)0964-7775
ISSN (online)1872-9185
ScopeVisual Arts and Performing Arts
Business and International Management
Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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