How to format your references using the Operations Management Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Operations Management Research. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Junge C (2011) Morbidity: A personal response. Nature 480:S14-5
A journal article with 2 authors
Kornack DR, Rakic P (2001) Cell proliferation without neurogenesis in adult primate neocortex. Science 294:2127–2130
A journal article with 3 authors
Carslaw KS, Harrison RG, Kirkby J (2002) Cosmic rays, clouds, and climate. Science 298:1732–1737
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Botkin JR, Appelbaum PS, Bakken S, et al (2018) Standardizing return of participant results. Science 362:759–760

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gutiérrez Í, Meléndez J, Hernández E (2007) Design and Characterization of Integrated Varactors for RF Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
R. Berthold M, Glen RC, Diederichs K, et al (eds) (2005) Computational Life Sciences: First International Symposium, CompLife 2005, Konstanz, Germany, September 25-27, 2005. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Witteborg H, Charfi A, Colomer Collell D, Mezini M (2014) Weaving Aspects and Business Processes through Model Transformation. In: Villari M, Zimmermann W, Lau K-K (eds) Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing: Third European Conference, ESOCC 2014, Manchester, UK, September 2-4, 2014. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 47–61

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 Operations Management Research.

Blog post
Hale T (2016) Can You Spot The Hidden Animal Among The Herd Of Zebra? In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (2003) Reducing Congestion: Congestion Pricing Has Promise for Improving Use of Transportation Infrastructure. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Rivera C (2017) The Role of Privacy, Brand Labeling, and Cost on Condom Procurement: Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Assess a University Policy. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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
Ruckelshaus WD, Reilly WK (2016) Why Obama Is Right on Clean Energy. New York Times A27

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Junge 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Kornack and Rakic 2001; Junge 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Kornack and Rakic 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Botkin et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleOperations Management Research
AbbreviationOper. Manag. Res.
ISSN (print)1936-9735
ISSN (online)1936-9743
ScopeManagement of Technology and Innovation
Strategy and Management
Management Science and Operations Research
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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