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
Blow, N. 2007. Antibodies: The generation game. Nature, 447(7145): 741–744.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yu, H. K., & Lee, J.-L. 2014. Growth mechanism of metal-oxide nanowires synthesized by electron beam evaporation: a self-catalytic vapor-liquid-solid process. Scientific Reports, 4: 6589.
A journal article with 3 authors
Contreras, M., Ceric, F., & Torrealba, F. 2007. Inactivation of the interoceptive insula disrupts drug craving and malaise induced by lithium. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5850): 655–658.
A journal article with 6 or more authors
Coulson, T., Catchpole, E. A., Albon, S. D., Morgan, B. J., Pemberton, J. M., et al. 2001. Age, sex, density, winter weather, and population crashes in Soay sheep. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5521): 1528–1531.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dowrick, D. J. 2005. Earthquake Risk Reduction. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Alpini, D. C. 2014. Vertigo Rehabilitation Protocols. (A. Cesarani & G. Brugnoni, Eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Holden, H., Øksendal, B., Ubøe, J., & Zhang, T. 2010. Stochastic Partial Differential Equations Driven by Lévy Processes. In B. Øksendal, J. Ubøe, & T. Zhang (Eds.), Stochastic Partial Differential Equations: A Modeling, White Noise Functional Approach: 213–256. New York, NY: 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 7. The Peanut Genes That Cause Allergy In Humans Have Been Identified. 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. 1990. Forest Service Not Ready to Acquire a Nationwide Geographic Information System. no. T-IMTEC-90-10, 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
Darwich, M. K. 2017. Cost-Efficient Video On Demand (VOD) Streaming Using Cloud Services. 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
Etheredge, P. by G. 2016, November 4. Voyeur | 7 Train. New York Times, RE15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Alley, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Grayson, 2011; Wilcken, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Yu & Lee, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Contreras, Ceric, & Torrealba, 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Owen et al., 2006)

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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