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
Bagla P (2000) INDIA: Disease Data Stolen in Lab Break-In. Science 290:1668b–9b
A journal article with 2 authors
Iyer SM, Delp SL (2014) Neuroscience. Optogenetic regeneration. Science 344:44–45
A journal article with 3 authors
Herne MC, Nair JP, Salisbury SW (2010) Comment on “A southern tyrant reptile.” Science 329:1013; author reply 1013
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Albert BB, Derraik JGB, Brennan CM, et al (2014) Higher omega-3 index is associated with increased insulin sensitivity and more favourable metabolic profile in middle-aged overweight men. Sci Rep 4:6697

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Armaroli N, Balzani V (2010) Energy for a Sustainable World. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Szabó J, Dávid L, Lóczy D (eds) (2010) Anthropogenic Geomorphology: A Guide to Man-Made Landforms. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Holweg M, Bicheno J (2016) The Reverse Amplification Effect in Supply Chains. In: Pawar KS, Rogers H, Potter A, Naim M (eds) Developments in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Past, Present and Future. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp 52–58

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
Andrews R (2017) What’s Going On With These Weird Ripply Clouds? 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 (1971) Contract With Education, Training, and Research Sciences Corporation for Processing Applications To Serve in the VISTA Program. 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
Adrian DE (2009) School scheduling models and the achievement of at-risk students: A causal-comparative study. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Hodara S (2013) Seeing and Being Seen, Across Millenniums. New York Times WE10

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bagla 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Bagla 2000; Iyer and Delp 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Iyer and Delp 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Albert et al. 2014)

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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