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
Duldig M (2006) Astronomy. Cosmic rays track the rotation of the Milky Way. Science 314:429–430
A journal article with 2 authors
Ohta A, Sitkovsky M (2001) Role of G-protein-coupled adenosine receptors in downregulation of inflammation and protection from tissue damage. Nature 414:916–920
A journal article with 3 authors
Kim S-H, Kim H, Kim NJ (2015) Brittle intermetallic compound makes ultrastrong low-density steel with large ductility. Nature 518:77–79
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Riebesell U, Zondervan I, Rost B, et al (2000) Reduced calcification of marine plankton in response to increased atmospheric CO2. Nature 407:364–367

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hinkelmann K, Kempthorne O (2005) Design and Analysis of Experiments: Advanced Experimental Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
de Souza FL, Leite ER (eds) (2013) Nanoenergy: Nanotechnology Applied for Energy Production. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Rizzi A, Montanari R, Bertolini M, et al (2011) Impiego della tecnologia RFID per la tracciabilità dei prodotti alimentari. In: Montanari R, Bertolini M, Bottani E, Volpi A (eds) Logistica e tecnologia RFID: Creare valore nella filiera alimentare e nel largo consumo. Springer, Milano, pp 111–149

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
Andrew E (2015) Australia’s ‘Other’ Reef Is Worth More Than $10 Billion A Year - But Have You Heard Of It? 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 (1980) Routine Disclosure of Broadcaster Financial Records. 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
Salifu A (2008) Names that prick: Royal praise names in Dagbon, northern Ghana. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University

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
Greenhouse L (2010) My Florida Recount Memory: Talking Justice. New York Times WK10

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Duldig 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Ohta and Sitkovsky 2001; Duldig 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Ohta and Sitkovsky 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Riebesell et al. 2000)

About the journal

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

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