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
Greengard P (2001) The neurobiology of slow synaptic transmission. Science 294:1024–1030
A journal article with 2 authors
Thompson H, Tucker AS (2013) Dual origin of the epithelium of the mammalian middle ear. Science 339:1453–1456
A journal article with 3 authors
Rougier GW, Forasiepi AM, Martinelli AG (2005) Comment on “Independent origins of middle ear bones in monotremes and therians” (II). Science 309:1492; author reply 1492
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Pedersen BP, Buch-Pedersen MJ, Morth JP, et al (2007) Crystal structure of the plasma membrane proton pump. Nature 450:1111–1114

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lemaire M (2014) Mechanics and Uncertainty. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Wolff KE, Palchunov DE, Zagoruiko NG, Andelfinger U (eds) (2011) Knowledge Processing and Data Analysis: First International Conference, KONT 2007, Novosibirsk, Russia, September 14-16, 2007 and First International Conference, KPP 2007,Darmstadt, Germany, September 28-30, 2007. Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Stichel S, Logashenko D, Grillo A, et al (2012) Numerical Methods for Flow in Fractured Porous Media. In: Delgado JMPQ (ed) Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 83–113

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
Fang J (2015) Teeny Tiny Snail Could Fit In A Needle’s Eye 10 Times. 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 (1982) The Case for Programwide Statistical Reviews of Fraud and Abuse. 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
Daczo Z (2012) Wage inequality and the gender wage gap: Are American women swimming upstream? Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Greengard 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Greengard 2001; Thompson and Tucker 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Thompson and Tucker 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Pedersen et al. 2007)

About the journal

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

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