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
Lloyd, Seth. 2008. “Enhanced Sensitivity of Photodetection via Quantum Illumination.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 321 (5895): 1463–1465.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hering, Janet G., and Karin M. Ingold. 2012. “Water Management. Water Resources Management: What Should Be Integrated?” Science (New York, N.Y.) 336 (6086): 1234–1235.
A journal article with 3 authors
Marcus, Gary, Adam Marblestone, and Thomas Dean. 2014. “Neuroscience. The Atoms of Neural Computation.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 346 (6209): 551–552.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Hill, R. W., C. Proust, L. Taillefer, P. Fournier, and R. L. Greene. 2001. “Breakdown of Fermi-Liquid Theory in a Copper-Oxide Superconductor.” Nature 414 (6865): 711–715.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Askoolum, Ajay. 2007. System Building with APL + Win. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Fossen, Thor I., and Henk Nijmeijer, eds. 2012. Parametric Resonance in Dynamical Systems. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Hustak, Tomas, Ondrej Krejcar, Ali Selamat, Reza Mashinchi, and Kamil Kuca. 2015. “Principles of Usability in Human-Computer Interaction Driven by an Evaluation Framework of User Actions.” In Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems: 12th International Conference, MobiWis 2015, Rome, Italy, August 24-26, 2015, Proceedings, edited by Muhammad Younas, Irfan Awan, and Massimo Mecella, 51–62. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 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
Fang, Janet. 2015. “Why Do Birds Crash Into Planes?” 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. 1988. Aircraft Development: The Advanced Tactical Fighter’s Costs, Schedule, and Performance Goals. NSIAD-88-76. 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
Beasley, Christopher A. 2010. “Investigations of Redox-Labeled Silica and Gold Nanoparticles in Solution and as Films on Electrodes.” 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
Kelly, Caitlin. 2007. “Fervently French, Pétanque Draws All Ages.” New York Times, June 3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lloyd 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Lloyd 2008; Hering and Ingold 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Hering and Ingold 2012)
  • Three authors: (Marcus, Marblestone, and Dean 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Hill et al. 2001)

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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