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
Sargent, W. (2004). Obituary: J. Beverley Oke (1928-2004). Nature, 428(6982), 483.
A journal article with 2 authors
Spencer, J. R., & Denk, T. (2010). Formation of Iapetus’ extreme albedo dichotomy by exogenically triggered thermal ice migration. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5964), 432–435.
A journal article with 3 authors
Soung, Y. H., Pruitt, K., & Chung, J. (2014). Epigenetic silencing of ARRDC3 expression in basal-like breast cancer cells. Scientific Reports, 4, 3846.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ruiz-Pesini, E., Mishmar, D., Brandon, M., Procaccio, V., & Wallace, D. C. (2004). Effects of purifying and adaptive selection on regional variation in human mtDNA. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5655), 223–226.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pasternak, H., Hoch, H.-U., & Füg, D. (2010). Stahltragwerke im Industriebau. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Tromeur-Dervout, D., Brenner, G., Emerson, D. R., & Erhel, J. (Eds.). (2010). Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications (Vol. 74). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Sherr, M., Blaze, M., & Loo, B. T. (2009). Scalable Link-Based Relay Selection for Anonymous Routing. In I. Goldberg & M. J. Atallah (Eds.), Privacy Enhancing Technologies: 9th International Symposium, PETS 2009, Seattle, WA, USA, August 5-7, 2009. Proceedings (pp. 73–93). 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 La Revue Gestion et Organisation.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, August 17). Transport’s Innovation Problem: Why Haven’t Flying Cars Taken Off? 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. (1992). Earth Observing System: NASA’s EOSDIS Development Approach Is Risky (IMTEC-92-24). 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
Hardison, A. (2017). Achieving Literacy Excellence through Identifying and Utilizing High Yield Strategies [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine University.

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
Pilon, M. (2012, July 14). Path of Saudi Arabian Trailblazer Runs Through the United States. New York Times, D5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sargent, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Sargent, 2004; Spencer & Denk, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Spencer & Denk, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Soung et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Ruiz-Pesini et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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