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
Shelach, G. 2012. Anthropology. On the invention of pottery. Science (New York, N.Y.), 336(6089): 1644–1645.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gao, L.-Z., & Innan, H. 2004. Very low gene duplication rate in the yeast genome. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5700): 1367–1370.
A journal article with 3 authors
Barnett, T. P., Pierce, D. W., & Schnur, R. 2001. Detection of anthropogenic climate change in the world’s oceans. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5515): 270–274.
A journal article with 6 or more authors
Karki, K. J., Ma, F., Zheng, K., Zidek, K., Mousa, A., et al. 2013. Multiple exciton generation in nano-crystals revisited: consistent calculation of the yield based on pump-probe spectroscopy. Scientific Reports, 3: 2287.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schumacher, L. 2011. Divine Illumination. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Alvergne, A., Jenkinson, C., & Faurie, C. (Eds.). 2016. Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine: From Research to Policy and Practice. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Chatterjee, S., Menezes, A., & Ustaoglu, B. 2010. Combined Security Analysis of the One- and Three-Pass Unified Model Key Agreement Protocols. In G. Gong & K. C. Gupta (Eds.), Progress in Cryptology - INDOCRYPT 2010: 11th International Conference on Cryptology in India, Hyderabad, India, December 12-15, 2010. Proceedings: 49–68. 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
Davis, J. 2017, March 17. Brown Bears Are Seriously Active Hunters And Feast On Caribou Calves. 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. 1996. Energy Research: Recovery of Federal Investment in Technology Development Projects. no. T-RCED-96-225, 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
Quick, T. D. 2012. Faith-based charter school success at education ground zero. 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
Shear, M. D. 2017, April 24. Ask Him Anything, Unless It’s About Trump. New York Times, A15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Shelach, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Gao & Innan, 2004; Shelach, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Gao & Innan, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Barnett, Pierce, & Schnur, 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Karki et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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