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
Barouch, Dan H. 2008. “Challenges in the Development of an HIV-1 Vaccine.” Nature 455 (7213): 613–619.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gurdon, J. B., and P. Y. Bourillot. 2001. “Morphogen Gradient Interpretation.” Nature 413 (6858): 797–803.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dubrovinskaia, Natalia, Leonid Dubrovinsky, and Vladimir L. Solozhenko. 2007. “Comment on ‘Synthesis of Ultra-Incompressible Superhard Rhenium Diboride at Ambient Pressure.’” Science (New York, N.Y.) 318 (5856): 1550; author reply 1550.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Siegel, Gene, Megan Campbell Prestgard, Shiang Teng, and Ashutosh Tiwari. 2014. “Robust Longitudinal Spin-Seebeck Effect in Bi-YIG Thin Films.” Scientific Reports 4 (March): 4429.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mitra, Amitava. 2008. Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Ranchordas, Alpeshkumar, João Madeiras Pereira, Hélder J. Araújo, and João Manuel R. S. Tavares, eds. 2010. Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics. Theory and Applications: International Joint Conference, VISIGRAPP 2009, Lisboa, Portugal, February 5-8, 2009. Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 68. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Ljung, Karin, Annemarie de Vos, Angus Cook, and Philip Weinstein. 2010. “An Overview of Medical Geology Issues in Australia and Oceania.” In Medical Geology: A Regional Synthesis, edited by Olle Selinus, Robert B. Finkelman, and Jose A. Centeno, 107–134. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Luntz, Stephen. 2015. “Researchers Have Uncovered Perfectly Preserved Fossilized Brains That Are Half-A-Billion Years Old.” 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. 1982. Army’s Contracting Out of Laundry and Educational Testing Services at Fort Carson, Colorado. PLRD-82-66. 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
Luna, Danny. 2014. “Preventing Obesity among Foster Youth through Nutrition and Outdoor Activities: A Grant Proposal.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
Oestreich, James R. 2016. “Verdi’s Requiem, in All Its Theatricality and Resonance.” New York Times, November 1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Barouch 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Barouch 2008; Gurdon and Bourillot 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Gurdon and Bourillot 2001)
  • Three authors: (Dubrovinskaia, Dubrovinsky, and Solozhenko 2007)
  • 4 or more authors: (Siegel et al. 2014)

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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