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
Buchen, L. 2009. Snapshot: The guts of a dying star. Nature, 460(7256): 671.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zheng, J., & Jia, Z. 2010. Structure of the bifunctional isocitrate dehydrogenase kinase/phosphatase. Nature, 465(7300): 961–965.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoder, B. L., Bisson, R., & Beck, R. D. 2010. Steric effects in the chemisorption of vibrationally excited methane on Ni(100). Science (New York, N.Y.), 329(5991): 553–556.
A journal article with 6 or more authors
Wengelnik, K., Vidal, V., Ancelin, M. L., Cathiard, A.-M., Morgat, J. L., et al. 2002. A class of potent antimalarials and their specific accumulation in infected erythrocytes. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5558): 1311–1314.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morris, M. 2011. Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Kämpf, J. 2016. Upwelling Systems of the World: A Scientific Journey to the Most Productive Marine Ecosystems. (P. Chapman, Ed.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Fidancevska, E., Bossert, J., Vassilev, V., & Milosevski, M. 2011. Fabrication of Porous and Dense Ceramics from Transitional Nano-Alumina. In J. P. Reithmaier, P. Paunovic, W. Kulisch, C. Popov, & P. Petkov (Eds.), Nanotechnological Basis for Advanced Sensors: 43–50. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Luntz, S. 2016, October 31. Coral Snake Has The Venom Of A Scorpion. 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. 2011. Motor Carrier Safety: More Assessment and Transparency Could Enhance Benefits of New Oversight Program. no. GAO-11-858, 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
Burg, C. A. 2010. Faculty perspectives on doctoral student mentoring: The mentor’s odyssey. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

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
Greenhouse, L. 2006, May 28. Our Creation, Our Concern. New York Times, WK1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Buchen, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Buchen, 2009; Zheng & Jia, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Zheng & Jia, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Yoder, Bisson, & Beck, 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Wengelnik et al., 2002)

About the journal

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

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