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
Lee, J. T. (2005). Regulation of X-chromosome counting by Tsix and Xite sequences. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5735), 768–771.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pawlowska, T. E., & Taylor, J. W. (2004). Organization of genetic variation in individuals of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Nature, 427(6976), 733–737.
A journal article with 3 authors
Campbell, C., Shea, K., & Albert, R. (2014). Network models. Comment on “Control profiles of complex networks.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6209), 561.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Nakabachi, A., Yamashita, A., Toh, H., Ishikawa, H., Dunbar, H. E., Moran, N. A., & Hattori, M. (2006). The 160-kilobase genome of the bacterial endosymbiont Carsonella. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5797), 267.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mysak, J. (2011). Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Ebermann, H.-J., & Scheiderer, J. (Eds.). (2013). Human Factors on the Flight Deck: Safe Piloting Behaviour in Practice. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
AL-Hussaini, E. K., & Ahsanullah, M. (2015). Family of Exponentiated Exponential Distribution. In M. Ahsanullah (Ed.), Exponentiated Distributions (pp. 81–102). Atlantis Press.

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
Davis, J. (2015, July 17). After Hottest Year On Record, Ocean Warming Is Now “Unstoppable.” 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. (1986). Attack Warning: ADP Replacement for Warning and Assessment System Still Years Away (IMTEC-86-15). 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
Shaker, M. (2015). Design of Front End Circuits for a Low Power Ultra Wide Band Receiver [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisiana.

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
Hodgman, J. (2017, May 12). Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgeman. New York Times, MM24.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lee, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Lee, 2005; Pawlowska & Taylor, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Pawlowska & Taylor, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Campbell et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Nakabachi et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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