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
Smaglik, P., 2004. Back to life. Nature 429, 483.
A journal article with 2 authors
Slater, A.G., Cooper, A.I., 2015. Porous materials. Function-led design of new porous materials. Science 348, aaa8075.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gupta, G., Jalil, M.B.A., Liang, G., 2014. Effect of band-alignment operation on carrier transport in Bi2Se3 topological insulator. Sci. Rep. 4, 6220.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Tang, Y.L., Zhu, Y.L., Wang, Y.J., Wang, W.Y., Xu, Y.B., Ren, W.J., Zhang, Z.D., Ma, X.L., 2014. Atomic-scale mapping of dipole frustration at 90° charged domain walls in ferroelectric PbTiO3 films. Sci. Rep. 4, 4115.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Snell, R.S., Lemp, M.A., 1997. Clinical Anatomy of the Eye. Blackwell Science Ltd,., Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Smyth, M., 2011. Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry, Green Energy and Technology. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Karimanzira, D., 2016. Model Based Decision Support Systems, in: Rauschenbach, T. (Ed.), Modeling, Control and Optimization of Water Systems: Systems Engineering Methods for Control and Decision Making Tasks. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 185–220.

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
Fang, J., 2015. Marmoset Babies Learn to Wait for Their Turn to Talk [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, 2004. Regulatory Programs: Opportunities to Enhance Oversight of the Real Estate Appraisal Industry (No. GAO-04-580T). 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
Lam, G., 2017. A Mixed Methods Study Examining Teacher Impressions of a Psychoeducational Program on Common Issues During Childhood (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, 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
Rothenberg, B., 2017. Nadal and Federer Steady a Collision Course. New York Times SP1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Slater and Cooper, 2015; Smaglik, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Slater and Cooper, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Tang et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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