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
Stone, R. (2000). EASTERN EUROPE: Serbian University Law Causes Turmoil. Science (New York, N.Y.), 290(5492), 691.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pörtner, H. O., & Farrell, A. P. (2008). Ecology. Physiology and climate change. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5902), 690–692.
A journal article with 3 authors
Brooks, H. E., Carbin, G. W., & Marsh, P. T. (2014). Increased variability of tornado occurrence in the United States. Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6207), 349–352.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Hamad, I., Delaporte, E., Raoult, D., & Bittar, F. (2014). Detection of termites and other insects consumed by African great apes using molecular fecal analysis. Scientific reports, 4, 4478.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Frantzen, A. J. (2012). Anglo-Saxon Keywords. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Karlovich, Y. I., Rodino, L., Silbermann, B., & Spitkovsky, I. M. (Eds.). (2013). Operator Theory, Pseudo-Differential Equations, and Mathematical Physics: The Vladimir Rabinovich Anniversary Volume. Operator Theory: Advances and Applications (Vol. 228). Basel: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Harutyunyan, A. (2010). A Fast Algorithm for Powerful Alliances in Trees. In W. Wu & O. Daescu (Eds.), Combinatorial Optimization and Applications: 4th International Conference, COCOA 2010, Kailua-Kona, HI, USA, December 18-20, 2010, Proceedings, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 31–40). 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 Perspectives.

Blog post
Hamilton, K. (2015, October 1). Scientists Have Genetically Engineered Micropigs To Sell As Pets. 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. (1991). Within-School Discrimination: Inadequate Title VI Enforcement by the Office for Civil Rights ( No. HRD-91-85). 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
Jurka, J. (2010). The importance of being a complement: CED effects revisited (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Bilefsky, D., & Castle, S. (2013, February 15). Britain Says Equine Drug May Be in Food Chain. New York Times, A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stone, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Pörtner & Farrell, 2008; Stone, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Pörtner & Farrell, 2008)
  • Three authors: (Brooks, Carbin, & Marsh, 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Hamad, Delaporte, Raoult, & Bittar, 2014)

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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