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
Vernos I (2013) Research management: Quotas are questionable. Nature 495:39
A journal article with 2 authors
Ainslie G, Monterosso J (2004) Behavior. A marketplace in the brain? Science 306:421–423
A journal article with 3 authors
Kryazhimskiy S, Draghi JA, Plotkin JB (2011) Evolution. In evolution, the sum is less than its parts. Science 332:1160–1161
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Naqvi SW, Jayakumar DA, Narvekar PV, et al (2000) Increased marine production of N2O due to intensifying anoxia on the Indian continental shelf. Nature 408:346–349

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lee YS (2011) Self-Assembly and Nanotechnology Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Zhang J (ed) (2007) Immune Regulation and Immunotherapy in Autoimmune Disease. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Goodarzi E, Ziaei M, Hosseinipour EZ (2014) Multiobjective Optimization. In: Ziaei M, Hosseinipour EZ (eds) Introduction to Optimization Analysis in Hydrosystem Engineering. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 111–147

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 (2014) Superbugs Could Kill 10 Million Each Year By 2050, Overtaking Cancer. 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) Highway Safety: Reliability and Validity of DOT Crash Tests. 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
Santoso E (2012) Intellectual capital in Indonesia: The influence on financial performance of banking industry. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Johnson G (2015) The Gradual Extinction of Accepted Truths. New York Times D6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Vernos 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Ainslie and Monterosso 2004; Vernos 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Ainslie and Monterosso 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Naqvi 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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