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
Sampat, Bhaven N. 2010. “Lessons from Bayh-Dole.” Nature 468 (7325): 755–756.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hetzel, Ralf, and Andrea Hampel. 2005. “Slip Rate Variations on Normal Faults during Glacial-Interglacial Changes in Surface Loads.” Nature 435 (7038): 81–84.
A journal article with 3 authors
Barkeshli, Maissam, Erez Berg, and Steven Kivelson. 2014. “Coherent Transmutation of Electrons into Fractionalized Anyons.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 346 (6210): 722–725.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Shearer, A., B. Stappers, P. O’Connor, A. Golden, R. Strom, M. Redfern, and O. Ryan. 2003. “Enhanced Optical Emission during Crab Giant Radio Pulses.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 301 (5632): 493–495.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sandén, Bo I. 2011. Design of Multithreaded Software. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Kelly, John D., IV, ed. 2016. Elite Techniques in Shoulder Arthroscopy: New Frontiers in Shoulder Preservation. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Gardbaum, Stephen. 2016. “Decoupling Judicial Review from Judicial Supremacy.” In Democratizing Constitutional Law: Perspectives on Legal Theory and the Legitimacy of Constitutionalism, edited by Thomas Bustamante and Bernardo Gonçalves Fernandes, 93–118. Law and Philosophy Library. 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 Museum Management and Curatorship.

Blog post
Luntz, Stephen. 2016. “Cattle Vaccination In Africa Leads To Farmers Sending Their Daughters To School.” 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. 2017. Health Information Technology: HHS Should Assess the Effectiveness of Its Efforts to Enhance Patient Access to and Use of Electronic Health Information. GAO-17-305. 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
Tercero, Napoleon. 2010. “Characterization and Application of Morpholino Monolayers in Nucleic Acid Diagnostics.” Doctoral dissertation, New York, NY: Columbia University.

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
Wasik, John F. 2016. “Reverse Mortgages Are Quietly Making a Comeback.” New York Times, July 22.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sampat 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Sampat 2010; Hetzel and Hampel 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Hetzel and Hampel 2005)
  • Three authors: (Barkeshli, Berg, and Kivelson 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Shearer et al. 2003)

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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