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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Academy of Management Perspectives. 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
Muro, M. (2000). ARCHAEOLOGY: Arizona to Take High Road to Preservation? Science (New York, N.Y.), 290(5491), 422b–3b.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jucker, T., & Coomes, D. A. (2012). Comment on “Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6091), 155; author reply 155.
A journal article with 3 authors
Daniel, S., Chaudhury, M. K., & Chen, J. C. (2001). Fast drop movements resulting from the phase change on a gradient surface. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5504), 633–636.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lange, P. F., Wartosch, L., Jentsch, T. J., & Fuhrmann, J. C. (2006). ClC-7 requires Ostm1 as a beta-subunit to support bone resorption and lysosomal function. Nature, 440(7081), 220–223.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Garton, A. F. (2008). Exploring Cognitive Development: The Child as Problem Solver. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
An edited book
Gilbert, B. R. (Ed.). (2015). Ultrasound of the Male Genitalia. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Gullà, F., Cavalieri, L., Ceccacci, S., Germani, M., & Bevilacqua, R. (2015). Method to Design Adaptable and Adaptive User Interfaces. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.), HCI International 2015 - Posters’ Extended Abstracts: International Conference, HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015. Proceedings, Part I, Communications in Computer and Information Science (pp. 19–24). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Perspectives.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2015, February 13). Pollution Most Severe At Traffic Lights. IFLScience. IFLScience. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1979). Programming Guide to Version 6.0 of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) ( No. 108440). 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
Dillon, K. S. (2009). Social support to families of children with special needs: A grant (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Kelly, J. L. (1972, September 4). Preserving Our Relevance. New York Times, SPORTS14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Muro, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Jucker & Coomes, 2012; Muro, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Jucker & Coomes, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Daniel, Chaudhury, & Chen, 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lange, Wartosch, Jentsch, & Fuhrmann, 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleAcademy of Management Perspectives
AbbreviationAcad. Manag. Perspect.
ISSN (print)1558-9080
ISSN (online)1943-4529
ScopeBusiness and International Management
Strategy and Management

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