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
Kuratani, S. (2013). Evolution. A muscular perspective on vertebrate evolution. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6142), 139–140.
A journal article with 2 authors
Haug, G. H., & Peterson, L. C. (2006). Obituary: Nicholas Shackleton (1937-2006). Nature, 439(7079), 928.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen, S., Zhang, Y. E., & Long, M. (2010). New genes in Drosophila quickly become essential. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6011), 1682–1685.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Donev, A., Cisse, I., Sachs, D., Variano, E. A., Stillinger, F. H., Connelly, R., et al. (2004). Improving the density of jammed disordered packings using ellipsoids. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5660), 990–993.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Berthold, H. J., & Binnewies, M. (2005). Chemisches Grundpraktikum. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Gosling, P. (2011). Mastering Your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond. (L. D. Noordam, Ed.) (2nd ed.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Danezis, G., & Troncoso, C. (2009). Vida: How to Use Bayesian Inference to De-anonymize Persistent Communications. In I. Goldberg & M. J. Atallah (Eds.), Privacy Enhancing Technologies: 9th International Symposium, PETS 2009, Seattle, WA, USA, August 5-7, 2009. Proceedings (pp. 56–72). 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. (2017, August 18). Scientists Hope Study Will Make Tomatoes Great Again. 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. (2009). Information Technology: Actions Needed to Fully Establish Program Management Capability for VA’s Financial and Logistics Initiative (No. GAO-10-40). 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
Kim, E. H. (2010). A personal narrative of a Korean immigrant to the United States: A quest for finding a niche (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
Walsh, M. W. (2015, December 25). A Puerto Rican Utility Makes Progress Toward a Debt Deal. New York Times, p. B2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kuratani 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Haug and Peterson 2006; Kuratani 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Haug and Peterson 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Donev et al. 2004)

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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