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
Botstein, D. (2011). Genome-sequencing anniversary. Fruits of genome sequences for biology. Science (New York, N.Y.), 331(6020), 1025.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bayes, J. J., & Malik, H. S. (2009). Altered heterochromatin binding by a hybrid sterility protein in Drosophila sibling species. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5959), 1538–1541.
A journal article with 3 authors
Geremia, J. M., Stockton, J. K., & Mabuchi, H. (2004). Real-time quantum feedback control of atomic spin-squeezing. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5668), 270–273.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Goyal, S. K., Boukama-Dzoussi, P. E., Ghosh, S., Roux, F. S., & Konrad, T. (2014). Qudit-teleportation for photons with linear optics. Scientific reports, 4, 4543.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wagner, D. (2012). Trading ETFs. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Dufrénot, G., Jawadi, F., & Louhichi, W. (Eds.). (2014). Market Microstructure and Nonlinear Dynamics: Keeping Financial Crisis in Context. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Gomes, L. T., de Barros, L. C., & Bede, B. (2015). Fuzzy Differential Equations. In L. C. de Barros & B. Bede (Eds.), Fuzzy Differential Equations in Various Approaches, SpringerBriefs in Mathematics (pp. 69–113). 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
Hale, T. (2016, September 9). This Student’s Portable Vaccine “Mini-Fridge” Could Save Thousands Of Lives. 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. (2008). Aviation Safety: FAA Has Increased Efforts to Address Runway Incursions ( No. GAO-08-1169T). 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
Ritter, D. (2008). The EU and conflict: Critically assessing the success of the ESDP and its impact in conflict areas (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

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
Saslow, L. (2006, May 28). With a Push, Schools Win On Budgets. New York Times, LI1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Botstein, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Bayes & Malik, 2009; Botstein, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Bayes & Malik, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Geremia, Stockton, & Mabuchi, 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Goyal, Boukama-Dzoussi, Ghosh, Roux, & Konrad, 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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