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
Macilwain, C. (2011). Concerns over nuclear energy are legitimate. Nature, 471(7340), 549.
A journal article with 2 authors
Maselli, V., & Trincardi, F. (2013). Man made deltas. Scientific Reports, 3, 1926.
A journal article with 3 authors
Murdoch, W., Briggs, C. J., & Swarbrick, S. (2005). Host suppression and stability in a parasitoid-host system: experimental demonstration. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5734), 610–613.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Pan, J.-W., Gasparoni, S., Aspelmeyer, M., Jennewein, T., & Zeilinger, A. (2003). Experimental realization of freely propagating teleported qubits. Nature, 421(6924), 721–725.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Walkenbach, J. (2010). Excel® VBA Programming For Dummies®. Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Corsi, C., & Sizov, F. (Eds.). (2014). THz and Security Applications: Detectors, Sources and Associated Electronics for THz Applications. Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Janowitz, M. F. (2013). Sara Roelofse, Matron of New Amsterdam. In M. F. Janowitz & D. Dallal (Eds.), Tales of Gotham, Historical Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Microhistory of New York City (pp. 65–88). 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
Andrews, R. (2017, January 16). Chernobyl Set To Become Gigantic Solar Power Park. 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. (1998). Air Traffic Control: Weak Computer Security Practices Jeopardize Flight Safety (AIMD-98-155). 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
Tran, L. N. (2013). Low-cost vehicle remote diagnostic system [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
Barron, J. (2017, April 12). Mystery of the Hamilton Painting at City Hall: Lost, Stolen or Never There? New York Times, A19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Macilwain, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Macilwain, 2011; Maselli & Trincardi, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Maselli & Trincardi, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Murdoch et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Pan et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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