How to format your references using the Estudios Gerenciales citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Estudios Gerenciales. 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
Goto, H. (2014). Step-by-step magic state encoding for efficient fault-tolerant quantum computation. Scientific Reports, 4, 7501.
A journal article with 2 authors
Smith, M. R., & Ortega-Hernández, J. (2014). Hallucigenia’s onychophoran-like claws and the case for Tactopoda. Nature, 514(7522), 363–366.
A journal article with 3 authors
Morris, R. J., Lewis, O. T., & Godfray, H. C. J. (2004). Experimental evidence for apparent competition in a tropical forest food web. Nature, 428(6980), 310–313.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ahn, D.-G., Kourakis, M. J., Rohde, L. A., Silver, L. M., & Ho, R. K. (2002). T-box gene tbx5 is essential for formation of the pectoral limb bud. Nature, 417(6890), 754–758.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pagliaro, M. (2010). Nano-Age. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Smith, L. (Ed.). (2016). Clinical Practice at the Edge of Care: Developments in Working with At-Risk Children and their Families. Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Kohn, L. A. P., & Bledsoe, Z. (2012). Genetic and Social Group Influences on Postcranial Morphology in Rhesus Macaques of Cayo Santiago. In Q. Wang (Ed.), Bones, Genetics, and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques: Macaca Mulatta of Cayo Santiago and Beyond (pp. 117–129). 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 Estudios Gerenciales.

Blog post
Hamilton, K. (2014, September 18). 15 Common Inaccuracies Found In Science Illustrations. 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. (1991). Arts Funding: Public Funding Profiles of the NEA States and Cities (GGD-92-35FS). 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
Haws, S. W. (2012). A multilevel study of schools’ influences on adolescent substance use [Doctoral dissertation]. University of North Carolina.

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
Protess, B. (2016, October 7). MF Global’s Fall May Cost Corzine About $5 Million. New York Times, B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goto, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Goto, 2014; Smith & Ortega-Hernández, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Smith & Ortega-Hernández, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Morris et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Ahn et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleEstudios Gerenciales
ISSN (print)0123-5923

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