How to format your references using the Asia Pacific Management Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asia Pacific Management 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Atwood, G. (2008). Engineering. Phase-change materials for electronic memories. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5886), 210–211.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lv, X., & Weng, J. (2013). Ternary composite of hemin, gold nanoparticles and graphene for highly efficient decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. Scientific Reports, 3, 3285.
A journal article with 3 authors
Unal, E., Heidinger-Pauli, J. M., & Koshland, D. (2007). DNA double-strand breaks trigger genome-wide sister-chromatid cohesion through Eco1 (Ctf7). Science (New York, N.Y.), 317(5835), 245–248.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Shimoyama, T., Kato, S., Ishii, S., & Watanabe, K. (2009). Flagellum mediates symbiosis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5921), 1574.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rittereiser, C. M., & Kochard, L. E. (2010). Top Hedge Fund Investors. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Starr, H. (Ed.). (2015). Bruce M. Russett: Pioneer in the Scientific and Normative Study of War, Peace, and Policy (Vol. 34). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Dyl, T. (2016). The Numerical Analysis of Burnishing Process of Hollow Steel Tubes. In J. Awrejcewicz, K. J. Kaliński, R. Szewczyk, & M. Kaliczyńska (Eds.), Mechatronics: Ideas, Challenges, Solutions and Applications (pp. 65–75). 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 Asia Pacific Management Review.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2016, June 9). An Alligator Has Been Found With A Human Body In Its Mouth In Florida. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1986). ADP Systems: Concerns About the Acquisition Plan for DOD’s Composite Health Care System (No. IMTEC-86-12). 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
Graham, H. H. (2010). Leadership as co-influencing: A heuristic narrative study of dynamic co-emergence within the leadership relationship (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Brantley, B. (2016, March 31). A Nation Born of Sniping, Squabbling and Deadlock: Helloo? New York Times, p. C5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Atwood, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Atwood, 2008; Lv & Weng, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Lv & Weng, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Unal, Heidinger-Pauli, & Koshland, 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Shimoyama, Kato, Ishii, & Watanabe, 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleAsia Pacific Management Review
AbbreviationAsia Pac. Manag. Rev.
ISSN (print)1029-3132
ScopeBusiness and International Management
Strategy and Management

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