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
Ladegaard Skov A (2015) Materials science: Like cartilage, but simpler. Nature 517:25–26
A journal article with 2 authors
Bird JP, Ochiai Y (2004) Physics. Electron spin polarization in nanoscale constrictions. Science 303:1621–1622
A journal article with 3 authors
Mongillo G, Barak O, Tsodyks M (2008) Synaptic theory of working memory. Science 319:1543–1546
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wang L, Chen X, Yu A, et al (2014) Highly sensitive and wide-band tunable terahertz response of plasma waves based on graphene field effect transistors. Sci Rep 4:5470

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Iacus SM (2011) Option Pricing and Estimation of Financial Models with R. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Burkhardt CE (2008) Foundations of Quantum Physics. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Hübner L (2015) A Service Hardware Application Case Fiducia. In: Fleischmann A, Schmidt W, Stary C (eds) S-BPM in the Wild: Practical Value Creation. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 75–95

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
Taub B (2016) California Just Banned SeaWorld From Breeding Orcas In Captivity. 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 (1992) Unsupported Adjustments. 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
Laird T (2008) Risk and protective factors associated with adjudicated versus non -adjudicated youths arrested for substance use. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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
Vlasic B, Chapman MM (2016) VW Starts Down Road of Winning Back Americans. New York Times B1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ladegaard Skov 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Bird and Ochiai 2004; Ladegaard Skov 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Bird and Ochiai 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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