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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Academy of Management Proceedings. 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
Kell, D. 2009. Journal club. A systems biologist ponders how disparate ideas can sometimes come together beautifully. Nature, 460(7256): 669.
A journal article with 2 authors
Iijima, N., & Iwasaki, A. 2014. T cell memory. A local macrophage chemokine network sustains protective tissue-resident memory CD4 T cells. Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6205): 93–98.
A journal article with 3 authors
Min, S.-K., Zhang, X., & Zwiers, F. 2008. Human-induced Arctic moistening. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5875): 518–520.
A journal article with 6 or more authors
You, J. Q., Wang, Z. D., Zhang, W., & Nori, F. 2014. Encoding a qubit with Majorana modes in superconducting circuits. Scientific Reports, 4: 5535.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kitai, A. 2011. Principles of Solar Cells, LEDs and Diodes: The role of the PN junction. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Fernandez, B. 2013. Unravelling the Mystery of the Atomic Nucleus: A Sixty Year Journey 1896 — 1956. (G. Ripka, Ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Lavretsky, E., & Wise, K. A. 2013. State Feedback H∞ Optimal Control. In K. A. Wise (Ed.), Robust and Adaptive Control: With Aerospace Applications: 73–96. London: 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 Proceedings.

Blog post
Andrews, R. 2016, June 20. Mammals Were Almost Completely Wiped Out Alongside The Dinosaurs. 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. 2007. Aviation Security: Progress Made in Systematic Planning to Guide Key Investment Decisions, but More Work Remains. no. GAO-07-448T, 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
Reynolds, P. R. 2004. Midkine (MK) Regulates Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling During Hypoxia. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Hollander, S. 2000, February 6. Kaukenas’s Magical Night Means Romp for Seton Hall. New York Times, 84.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kell, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Iijima & Iwasaki, 2014; Kell, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Iijima & Iwasaki, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Min, Zhang, & Zwiers, 2008)
  • 6 or more authors: (You, Wang, Zhang, & Nori, 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleAcademy of Management Proceedings
AbbreviationAcad. Manag. Proc.
ISSN (print)0065-0668
ISSN (online)2151-6561

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