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
Albrecht, M. (2009). Chemistry. Carbenes in action. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5952), 532–533.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sieweke, M. H., & Allen, J. E. (2013). Beyond stem cells: self-renewal of differentiated macrophages. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6161), 1242974.
A journal article with 3 authors
Homer, H., Gui, L., & Carroll, J. (2009). A spindle assembly checkpoint protein functions in prophase I arrest and prometaphase progression. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5955), 991–994.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Sun, H., Wei, Y., Deng, H., Xiong, Q., Li, M., Lahiri, J., & Fang, Y. (2014). Label-free cell phenotypic profiling decodes the composition and signaling of an endogenous ATP-sensitive potassium channel. Scientific Reports, 4, 4934.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dacey, J. S., Fiore, L. B., & Brion-Meisels, S. (2016). Your Child’s Social and Emotional Well-Being. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Ölveczky, P. C. (Ed.). (2010). Rewriting Logic and Its Applications: 8th International Workshop, WRLA 2010, Held as a Satellite Event of ETAPS 2010, Paphos, Cyprus, March 20-21, 2010, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 6381). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Lee, C. S., Chui, C. K., Guan, C., Eu, P. W., Tan, B. L., & Leong, J. J.-Y. (2014). Integrating EEG Modality in Serious Games for Rehabilitation of Mental Patients. In Y. Cai & S. L. Goei (Eds.), Simulations, Serious Games and Their Applications (pp. 51–68). 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
Andrew, E. (2015, October 13). More Than 200 Life-Extending Genes Identified. 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. (1987). Space Station: National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s 1987 Cost Estimate (NSIAD-87-180FS). 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
Pestano, A. C. (2017). The Utilization of a Web-Based Internet Application to Improve Access and Efficiency of In-Home Care Services Provided by Personal Care Aides [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Crow, K. (2002, April 21). Spit and Polish For an Old Soldier. New York Times, 146.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Albrecht, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Albrecht, 2009; Sieweke & Allen, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Sieweke & Allen, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Homer et al., 2009)
  • 6 or more authors: (Sun et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEstudios Gerenciales
ISSN (print)0123-5923

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