How to format your references using the Academy of Management Discoveries citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Academy of Management Discoveries. 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
Körding, K. 2007. Decision theory: what “should” the nervous system do? Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5850): 606–610.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vilotijevic, I., & Jamison, T. F. 2007. Epoxide-opening cascades promoted by water. Science (New York, N.Y.), 317(5842): 1189–1192.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hwang, T. J., Carpenter, D., & Kesselheim, A. S. 2014. Target small firms for antibiotic innovation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6187): 967–969.
A journal article with 6 or more authors
Yang, Y., Kim, A. H., Yamada, T., Wu, B., Bilimoria, P. M., et al. 2009. A Cdc20-APC ubiquitin signaling pathway regulates presynaptic differentiation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5952): 575–578.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Geisser, S. 2005. Modes of Parametric Statistical Inference: Geisser/Modes of Parametric Statistical Inference. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Mielke, A. (Ed.). 2006. Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of Multiscale Problems. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Gama, V., & Almeida, M. 2009. Metallocenium Salts of Transition Metal Bisdichalcogenate Anions; Structure and Magnetic Properties. In M. Fourmigué & L. Ouahab (Eds.), Conducting and Magnetic Organometallic Molecular Materials: 97–140. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 Academy of Management Discoveries.

Blog post
Andrew, E. 2015, June 8. Bison Seriously Injures Second Tourist In Three Weeks At Yellowstone National Park. 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. 1995. National Airspace System: Assessment of FAA’s Efforts to Augment the Global Positioning System. no. T-RCED-95-219, 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
Abrahamian, A. 2012. Diagnosis and treatment of childhood depression: A resource for pediatricians. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

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
THEODORE HERMANBONNIE BURKEDANIEL ROTHFRANKLIN L. TOWBERMARK ARONOFFKATHLEEN KELLY(Prof.) HOWARD A. SCARROWSTEPHEN JOEL TRACHTENBERG. 1980, February 3. Letters; America’s Burden in the Afghanistan Crisis Impotence in the Face of Soviet Aggression Let Russian Commerce Have an Ice-Free Port Set for San Juan Hill? The Sounds Of Mandarin Sex and the Monarchy A Single-Issue Party’s Clout Errant Philanthropy. New York Times, The Week In ReviewE20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Körding, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Körding, 2007; Vilotijevic & Jamison, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Vilotijevic & Jamison, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Hwang, Carpenter, & Kesselheim, 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Yang et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleAcademy of Management Discoveries
AbbreviationAcad. Manag. Discov.
ISSN (print)2168-1007

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