How to format your references using the Management International Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Management International Review. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Roch, S. (2010). Toward extracting all phylogenetic information from matrices of evolutionary distances. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5971), 1376–1379.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chisholm, J. R., & Kelley, R. (2001). Worms start the reef-building process. Nature, 409(6817), 152.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cysouw, M., Dediu, D., & Moran, S. (2012). Comment on “Phonemic diversity supports a serial founder effect model of language expansion from Africa.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6069), 657; author reply 657.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Erhard, K. F., Jr, Stonaker, J. L., Parkinson, S. E., Lim, J. P., Hale, C. J., & Hollick, J. B. (2009). RNA polymerase IV functions in paramutation in Zea mays. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5918), 1201–1205.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lindahl, D. (2007). Emerging Real Estate Markets. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Judd, C. M. (2008). Beginning Groovy and Grails: From Novice to Professional. (J. F. Nusairat & J. Shingler, Eds.). Berkeley, CA: Apress.
A chapter in an edited book
Hasson, H. M. (2006). Commentary. In A. Assalia, M. Gagner, & M. Schein (Eds.), Controversies in Laparoscopic Surgery (pp. 24–26). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Management International Review.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2016, May 26). Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1988). Highway Safety: Monitoring Practices To Show Compliance With Speed Limits Should Be Reexamined (No. RCED-88-93BR). 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
Tolley, C. B. (2009). The role of trust and care in the implementation of a social constructivist curriculum in physical education (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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, February 24). Alicia Keys Is the Talk Of Her Old Neighborhood. New York Times, p. 146.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Roch 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Chisholm and Kelley 2001; Roch 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Chisholm and Kelley 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Erhard et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleManagement International Review
AbbreviationManag. Int. Rev.
ISSN (print)0938-8249
ISSN (online)1861-8901
ScopeBusiness and International Management
Strategy and Management

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