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
Simpson RW (2000) SEISMOLOGY: Watching the Hayward Fault. Science 289:1147–1148
A journal article with 2 authors
Shanahan MER, Sefiane K (2014) Recalcitrant bubbles. Sci Rep 4:4727
A journal article with 3 authors
Tuch BB, Li H, Johnson AD (2008) Evolution of eukaryotic transcription circuits. Science 319:1797–1799
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Levison HF, Morbidelli A, Dones L, et al (2002) The mass disruption of Oort cloud comets. Science 296:2212–2215

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sawant RJ (2010) Infrastructure Investing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Dutta R, Kamal AE, Rouskas GN (eds) (2008) Traffic Grooming for Optical Networks: Foundations, Techniques, and Frontiers. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Macé S, Anquetil É (2007) A Generic Approach for Pen-Based User Interface Development. In: Calvary G, Pribeanu C, Santucci G, Vanderdonckt J (eds) Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces V. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 57–70

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) Researchers Are Developing A Portable HIV DNA Test. 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 (1987) Compensatory Education: Chapter 1 Participants Generally Meet Selection Criteria. 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
Newfang DA (2017) A Historical Assessment of Asbestos Exposure, Abatement Methods and Containment Efficacy During Asbestos Containing Material Removal Activities at a Large Federal Facility. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida

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
McKINLEY JC Jr (2017) After Scrutiny, Vance Returned $32,000 to Trump Lawyer. New York Times A20

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Simpson 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Simpson 2000; Shanahan and Sefiane 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Shanahan and Sefiane 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Levison et al. 2002)

About the journal

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

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