How to format your references using the La Revue Gestion et Organisation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for La Revue Gestion et Organisation. 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
La Thangue, N. B. (2002). Transcription. Chromatin control--a place for E2F and Myc to meet. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5570), 1034–1035.
A journal article with 2 authors
Helffrich, G., & Kaneshima, S. (2010). Outer-core compositional stratification from observed core wave speed profiles. Nature, 468(7325), 807–810.
A journal article with 3 authors
Davison, P. A., Hunter, C. N., & Horton, P. (2002). Overexpression of beta-carotene hydroxylase enhances stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Nature, 418(6894), 203–206.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Chikkatur, A. P., Shin, Y., Leanhardt, A. E., Kielpinski, D., Tsikata, E., Gustavson, T. L., … Ketterle, W. (2002). A continuous source of Bose-Einstein condensed atoms. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5576), 2193–2195.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sestina, J. E. (2016). Planning a Successful Future. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Albers, M., Hoffmann, T., & Reinhardt, J. (Eds.). (2014). Human Rights and Human Nature (Vol. 35). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Premo, L. S. (2015). Mobility and Cultural Diversity in Central-Place Foragers: Implications for the Emergence of Modern Human Behavior. In A. Mesoudi & K. Aoki (Eds.), Learning Strategies and Cultural Evolution during the Palaeolithic (pp. 45–65). Tokyo: Springer Japan.

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 La Revue Gestion et Organisation.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, March 16). Why Does Hair Change Colour And Turn Grey? Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1986). [Importation Into the U.S. of Automobiles That Do Not Conform With Emission Requirements] (No. B-217842). Washington, DC: 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
Desai, S. S. (2013). CFD simuation of flow past a rotating circular cylinder with an end plate (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Feeney, K. (2008, August 17). No ‘Yucks’ Allowed. New York Times, p. NJ8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (La Thangue, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Helffrich & Kaneshima, 2010; La Thangue, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Helffrich & Kaneshima, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Davison, Hunter, & Horton, 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Chikkatur et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleLa Revue Gestion et Organisation
ISSN (print)2214-4234

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