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
Whitney, B. 2009. Astronomy. Forming massive stars. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5915): 719–720.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yewdell, J. W., & Ince, W. L. 2012. Virology. Frameshifting to PA-X influenza. Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6091): 164–165.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sanders, T. A., Llagostera, E., & Barna, M. 2013. Specialized filopodia direct long-range transport of SHH during vertebrate tissue patterning. Nature, 497(7451): 628–632.
A journal article with 6 or more authors
Luh, D. A., Miller, T., Paggel, J. J., Chou, M. Y., & Chiang, T. C. 2001. Quantum electronic stability of atomically uniform films. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5519): 1131–1133.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Trigeassou, J.-C. 2011. Electrical Machines Diagnosis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Nicolopoulou-Stamati, P., Hens, L., & Howard, C. V. (Eds.). 2005. Environmental Health Impacts of Transport and Mobility, vol. 21. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Dermietzel, R., & Meier, C. 2005. Gap Junction Expression in Brain Tissues with Focus on Development. In E. Winterhager (Ed.), Gap Junctions in Development and Disease: 83–110. 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
Davis, J. 2015, August 3. Researchers Find Earliest Example Of Reproduction In A Complex Organism. 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. 2002. Financial Management: Amtrak’s Route Profitability Schedules Need Improvement. no. GAO-02-912R, 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
Nadeau, E. M. 2017. Baby Boomer Generation’s Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Feeney, K. 2007, September 16. Order at the Court. New York Times, 14NJ19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Whitney, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Whitney, 2009; Yewdell & Ince, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Yewdell & Ince, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Sanders, Llagostera, & Barna, 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Luh, Miller, Paggel, Chou, & Chiang, 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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