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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Management Review Quarterly. 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
Vanderah TA (2002) Materials science. Talking ceramics. Science 298:1182–1184
A journal article with 2 authors
Métin C, Luccardini C (2010) Neuroscience. Ubiquitination inhibits neuronal exit. Science 330:1754–1755
A journal article with 3 authors
Bowman D, King G, Tapponnier P (2003) Slip partitioning by elastoplastic propagation of oblique slip at depth. Science 300:1121–1123
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Dornan D, Wertz I, Shimizu H, et al (2004) The ubiquitin ligase COP1 is a critical negative regulator of p53. Nature 429:86–92

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Volpe MA (2013) Rethinking Christian Identity. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford
An edited book
Fugini MG (2014) e-Government and Employment Services: A Case Study in Effectiveness. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Andreão RV, Boudy J, Dorizzi B, et al (2009) Statistical Models Based ECG Classification. In: Naït-Ali A (ed) Advanced Biosignal Processing. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 71–93

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 Review Quarterly.

Blog post
Davis J (2016) Jaguars May Have Evolved To Hunt Particularly Dangerous Prey. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (1995) Aviation Safety: Data Problems Threaten FAA Strides on Safety Analysis System. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
McCollough KD (2017) Applying Military Developments in Netcentricity to Civilian Emergency Management. 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
Walsh MW (2015) Senate Republicans Introduce Bill for Relief of Puerto Rico’s Financial Problems. New York Times B4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Vanderah 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Vanderah 2002; Métin and Luccardini 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Métin and Luccardini 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Dornan et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleManagement Review Quarterly
AbbreviationManag. Rev. Q.
ISSN (print)2198-1620
ISSN (online)2198-1639

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