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
Rockey, S. 2013. Transparency: Two years of blogging the NIH. Nature, 493(7432): 298–299.
A journal article with 2 authors
Grande, C., & Patel, N. H. 2009. Nodal signalling is involved in left-right asymmetry in snails. Nature, 457(7232): 1007–1011.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mempel, T. R., Henrickson, S. E., & Von Andrian, U. H. 2004. T-cell priming by dendritic cells in lymph nodes occurs in three distinct phases. Nature, 427(6970): 154–159.
A journal article with 6 or more authors
Alvarez, S. E., Harikumar, K. B., Hait, N. C., Allegood, J., Strub, G. M., et al. 2010. Sphingosine-1-phosphate is a missing cofactor for the E3 ubiquitin ligase TRAF2. Nature, 465(7301): 1084–1088.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Flynn, J. R. 2012. How to Improve Your Mind. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Van Bockstaele, E. J. (Ed.). 2013. Endocannabinoid Regulation of Monoamines in Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Czumaj, A., & Sohler, C. 2010. Sublinear-time Algorithms. In O. Goldreich (Ed.), Property Testing: Current Research and Surveys: 41–64. 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 Review.

Blog post
Taub, B. 2016, June 23. Misuse Of Prescription Opioids Has More Than Doubled In the US In the Past Decade. 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. 1989. Health Care: Home Care Experiences of Families With Chronically Ill Children. no. HRD-89-73, 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
Snyder, Q. Z. 2010. From anarchy to confederacy: A theory of international politics. 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
Davis, J. H. 2017, May 10. A Complex Relationship Has an Abrupt Ending. New York Times, A20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rockey, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Grande & Patel, 2009; Rockey, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Grande & Patel, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Mempel, Henrickson, & Von Andrian, 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Alvarez et al., 2010)

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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