How to format your references using the RAUSP Management Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for RAUSP Management Journal. 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
Desiraju, G. R. (2012). Policy: Bold strategies for Indian science. Nature, 484(7393), 159–160.
A journal article with 2 authors
Schwartz, M. W., & Porte, D., Jr. (2005). Diabetes, obesity, and the brain. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5708), 375–379.
A journal article with 3 authors
Borgia, G., Coyle, B. J., & Keagy, J. (2012). Comment on “Illusions promote mating success in great bowerbirds.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6092), 292; author reply 292.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Petta, J. R., Johnson, A. C., Taylor, J. M., Laird, E. A., Yacoby, A., Lukin, M. D., … Gossard, A. C. (2005). Coherent manipulation of coupled electron spins in semiconductor quantum dots. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5744), 2180–2184.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zhang, S.-L. (2012). Raman Spectroscopy and its Application in Nanostructures. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Panigrahi, B. K., Das, S., Suganthan, P. N., & Dash, S. S. (Eds.). (2010). Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing: First International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing, SEMCCO 2010, Chennai, India, December 16-18, 2010. Proceedings (Vol. 6466). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Pratt, L. J., & Whitehead, J. A. (2007). Time-Dependence and Shocks. In J. A. Whitehead (Ed.), Rotating Hydraulics: Nonlinear Topographic Effects in the Ocean and Atmosphere (pp. 255–368). New York, NY: Springer.

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 RAUSP Management Journal.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2016, August 31). The Brains Of Amputees Remember Their Lost Limbs For Decades. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2009). School Meal Programs: Changes to Federal Agencies’ Procedures Could Reduce Risk of School Children Consuming Recalled Food (No. GAO-09-649). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Rajendran, N. (2010). Assessment of upper extremity strength, power, and flexibility characteristics of college-aged male and female students (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Novick, S. M. (2013, December 29). As Cheese or Chocolate, Comfort Comes Melted. New York Times, p. LI8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Macilwain, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Aldiss, 2000; Subbaraman, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Schwartz & Porte, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Borgia, Coyle, & Keagy, 2012)
  • 6 or more authors: (Dong et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleRAUSP Management Journal
ISSN (print)2531-0488

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