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
Ramesar, R., 2015. Genomics: African dawn. Nature 517, 276–277.
A journal article with 2 authors
Blanpain, C., Fuchs, E., 2014. Stem cell plasticity. Plasticity of epithelial stem cells in tissue regeneration. Science 344, 1242281.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cannistraci, C.V., Alanis-Lobato, G., Ravasi, T., 2013. From link-prediction in brain connectomes and protein interactomes to the local-community-paradigm in complex networks. Sci. Rep. 3, 1613.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Khaykovich, L., Schreck, F., Ferrari, G., Bourdel, T., Cubizolles, J., Carr, L.D., Castin, Y., Salomon, C., 2002. Formation of a matter-wave bright soliton. Science 296, 1290–1293.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pasternak, J.J., 2005. An Introduction to Human Molecular Genetics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Bello, D.J., 2009. Strength and Stiffness of Engineering Systems, Mechanical Engineering Series. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Tveito, A., Langtangen, H.P., Nielsen, B.F., Cai, X., 2010. Nonlinear Algebraic Equations, in: Langtangen, H.P., Nielsen, B.F., Cai, X. (Eds.), Elements of Scientific Computing, Texts in Computational Science and Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 99–145.

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
Hale, T., 2017. Catch A Lunar Eclipse And A Comet In Friday’s Night Sky [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, 2009. Telecommunications: FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of Wireless Phone Service (No. GAO-10-34). 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
Wilson, W.C., 2015. Life satisfaction of Air Force civilian male spouses (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
McKINLEY, J.C., Jr, 2017. Top Judge Goes Where Flaws Are Acute to Address State of Courts. New York Times A20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ramesar, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Blanpain and Fuchs, 2014; Ramesar, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Blanpain and Fuchs, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Khaykovich et al., 2002)

About the journal

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

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