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
Willyard C (2010) Joining forces. Nature 466:S9-10
A journal article with 2 authors
Kalinin SV, Spaldin NA (2013) Materials science. Functional ion defects in transition metal oxides. Science 341:858–859
A journal article with 3 authors
Cohen JC, Horton JD, Hobbs HH (2011) Human fatty liver disease: old questions and new insights. Science 332:1519–1523
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Ramalho-Santos M, Yoon S, Matsuzaki Y, et al (2002) “Stemness”: transcriptional profiling of embryonic and adult stem cells. Science 298:597–600

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Daïan J-F (2014) Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 1. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Lukowicz P, Thiele L, Tröster G (eds) (2007) Architecture of Computing Systems - ARCS 2007: 20th International Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, March 12-15, 2007. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Burgher F, Yoshimura CA, Pierre G, Bodson L (2014) Practical Aspects of Skin Chemical Exposure and Management. In: Maibach HI, Hall AH (eds) Chemical Skin Injury: Mechanisms, Prevention, Decontamination, Treatment. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 197–231

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
Hamilton K (2016) To Bee Or Not To Bee – Why Some Insects Pretend To Be Dangerous. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/to-bee-or-not-to-bee-why-some-insects-pretend-to-be-dangerous/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1999) Customs Service Modernization: Ineffective Software Development Processes Increase Customs System Development Risks. 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
Ho T (2012) The influence of physical activity and unsafe neighborhoods on the development of gestational diabetes among women in California. Doctoral dissertation, 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
Goldstein J (2014) The Pickpocket’s Tale. New York Times MB1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Willyard 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Willyard 2010; Kalinin and Spaldin 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Kalinin and Spaldin 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Ramalho-Santos et al. 2002)

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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