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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Academy of Management Review (AMR). 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Vereecken, L. 2013. Chemistry. Lifting the veil on an old mystery. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6129): 154–155.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hayden, L. A., & Watson, E. B. 2007. A diffusion mechanism for core-mantle interaction. Nature, 450(7170): 709–711.
A journal article with 3 authors
Arjona, A., Escudero, M., & Gómez, C. M. 2014. Updating of attentional and premotor allocation resources as function of previous trial outcome. Scientific Reports, 4: 4526.
A journal article with 6 or more authors
Scott, I. C., Blitz, I. L., Pappano, W. N., Maas, S. A., Cho, K. W., et al. 2001. Homologues of Twisted gastrulation are extracellular cofactors in antagonism of BMP signalling. Nature, 410(6827): 475–478.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Todeschini, R., & Baccini, A. 2016. Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Varaksin, A. Y. (Ed.). 2007. Turbulent Particle-Laden Gas Flows, vol. 41. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Keramaris, E., & Pechlivanidis, G. 2016. Inclined Open Channels: The Influence of Bed in Turbulent Characteristics of the Flow. In M. Braza, A. Bottaro, & M. Thompson (Eds.), Advances in Fluid-Structure Interaction: Updated contributions reflecting new findings presented at the ERCOFTAC Symposium on Unsteady Separation in Fluid-Structure Interaction, 17-21 June 2013, St John Resort, Mykonos, Greece: 75–88. 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 Review.

Blog post
Davis, J. 2015, May 11. Missing “Galactic Dinosaurs” Found Hiding In Plain Sight. 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. 2016. Digital Service Programs: Assessing Results and Coordinating with Chief Information Officers Can Improve Delivery of Federal Projects. no. GAO-16-602, 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
Chaisson, C. 2014. An Investigation of Lower Wilcox Group Coals in Portions of Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, Lasalle, and Rapides Parishes, Louisiana. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Gurley, G. 2013, April 18. London To Harlem Via Chelsea. New York Times, E1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Vereecken, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Hayden & Watson, 2007; Vereecken, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Hayden & Watson, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Arjona, Escudero, & Gómez, 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Scott et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleAcademy of Management Review
AbbreviationAcad. Manage. Rev.
ISSN (print)0363-7425
ISSN (online)1930-3807
ScopeGeneral Business, Management and Accounting
Management of Technology and Innovation
Strategy and Management

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