How to format your references using the Accounting History Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Accounting History Review. 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
Rice, Maurice. 2006. “Physics. Superconductivity with a Twist.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 314 (5803): 1248–1249.
A journal article with 2 authors
Froemke, Robert C., and Yang Dan. 2002. “Spike-Timing-Dependent Synaptic Modification Induced by Natural Spike Trains.” Nature 416 (6879): 433–438.
A journal article with 3 authors
Naeem, S., D. R. Hahn, and G. Schuurman. 2000. “Producer-Decomposer Co-Dependency Influences Biodiversity Effects.” Nature 403 (6771): 762–764.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Soberón, Mario, Liliana Pardo-López, Idalia López, Isabel Gómez, Bruce E. Tabashnik, and Alejandra Bravo. 2007. “Engineering Modified Bt Toxins to Counter Insect Resistance.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 318 (5856): 1640–1642.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pease, Gene. 2015. Optimize Your Greatest Asset-Your People. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Rozhansky, V. 2008. Review of Plasma Physics. Edited by Oleg G. Bakunin. Vol. 24. Reviews of Plasma Physics. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Burkhardt, Charles E., and Jacob J. Leventhal. 2008. “Stationary States in One Dimension II.” In Foundations of Quantum Physics, edited by Jacob J. Leventhal, 1–56. 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 Accounting History Review.

Blog post
Taub, Ben. 2016. “28 New Unique Species Of Mammal Discovered In The Philippines.” 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. 2008. Aviation and the Environment: NextGen and Research and Development Are Keys to Reducing Emissions and Their Impact on Health and Climate. GAO-08-706T. 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
Mihalcin, Derek. 2008. “A Comparison of the Children’s Functional Assessment Rating Scale and the Child Behavior Checklist Used in a Wraparound Program.” Doctoral dissertation, Minneapolis, MN: Capella University.

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
Murphy, Mary J. O. 2016. “Friday File: A Look at the Golden Age for Oscar-Nominated Newspaper Movies.” New York Times, March 4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rice 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Rice 2006; Froemke and Dan 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Froemke and Dan 2002)
  • Three authors: (Naeem, Hahn, and Schuurman 2000)
  • 4 or more authors: (Soberón et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleAccounting History Review
AbbreviationAcc. Hist. Rev.
ISSN (print)2155-2851
ISSN (online)2155-286X
General Business, Management and Accounting
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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