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
Jayaraman, K. S. 2002. “Syngenta Ready to Drop Plans for Indian Rice Venture.” Nature 420 (6916): 596.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wen, Lu, and Fuchou Tang. 2015. “Computational Biology: How to Catch Rare Cell Types.” Nature 525 (7568): 197–198.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wisse, Brent E., Francis Kim, and Michael W. Schwartz. 2007. “Physiology. An Integrative View of Obesity.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 318 (5852): 928–929.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Bakal, Chris, Rune Linding, Flora Llense, Elleard Heffern, Enrique Martin-Blanco, Tony Pawson, and Norbert Perrimon. 2008. “Phosphorylation Networks Regulating JNK Activity in Diverse Genetic Backgrounds.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 322 (5900): 453–456.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bowers, David, Allan House, and David Owens. 2011. Getting Started in Health Research. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Dolk, Daniel, and Janusz Granat, eds. 2012. Modeling for Decision Support in Network-Based Services: The Application of Quantitative Modeling to Service Science. Vol. 42. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
McDonald, Brian, Shawn McGehee, and Rodney Landrum. 2012. “Implementing Dashboard-Style Report Objects.” In Pro SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, edited by Shawn McGehee and Rodney Landrum, 89–123. Berkeley, CA: Apress.

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
Carpineti, Alfredo. 2016. “Precursor To Life Molecules May Have Been Formed By Starlight.” 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. 1993. B-2 Bomber: Comparison of Operational Capabilities and Support Costs for 15 Versus 20 Aircraft. NSIAD-93-209. 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
Wicks, Corky Fitzgerald. 2017. “The Self-Concept of Students in Remediation in a Rural Community College in Mississippi.” Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State, MS: Mississippi State 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
Walsh, Mary Williams. 2012. “Muni Bonds Not as Safe As Thought.” New York Times, August 16.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jayaraman 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Jayaraman 2002; Wen and Tang 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Wen and Tang 2015)
  • Three authors: (Wisse, Kim, and Schwartz 2007)
  • 4 or more authors: (Bakal et al. 2008)

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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