How to format your references using the Australasian Marketing Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Australasian Marketing Journal. 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
Lagendijk, A., 2005. Pushing for power. Nature 438, 429.
A journal article with 2 authors
Boltasseva, A., Atwater, H.A., 2011. Materials science. Low-loss plasmonic metamaterials. Science 331, 290–291.
A journal article with 3 authors
Golding, N.L., Staff, N.P., Spruston, N., 2002. Dendritic spikes as a mechanism for cooperative long-term potentiation. Nature 418, 326–331.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Smet, J.H., Deutschmann, R.A., Ertl, F., Wegscheider, W., Abstreiter, G., von Klitzing, K., 2002. Gate-voltage control of spin interactions between electrons and nuclei in a semiconductor. Nature 415, 281–286.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Vaccari, D.A., Strom, P.F., Alleman, J.E., 2005. Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Jovane, F., 2009. The ManuFuture Road: Towards Competitive and Sustainable High-Adding-Value Manufacturing. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Bora, D.K., Braun, A., Gajda-Schrantz, K., 2015. Solar Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting with Bioconjugate and Bio-Hybrid Electrodes, in: Rozhkova, E.A., Ariga, K. (Eds.), From Molecules to Materials: Pathways to Artificial Photosynthesis. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 125–147.

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 Australasian Marketing Journal.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2016. Ambitious Project To Map Every Single Cell In The Human Body Launched [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1988. ADP Systems: FDA Can Reduce Development Risks for Its Import Information System (No. IMTEC-88-42). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Crawford, M.J., 2009. Empire’s experts: The politics of knowledge in Spain’s royal monopoly of quina (1751–1808) (Doctoral dissertation). University of California San Diego, La Jolla, 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
Koblin, J., 2017. Shift at ‘CBS Evening News’ Breaks With Smooth Routine. New York Times B2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lagendijk, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Boltasseva and Atwater, 2011; Lagendijk, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Boltasseva and Atwater, 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Smet et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleAustralasian Marketing Journal
ISSN (print)1441-3582
Economics and Econometrics

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