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
Gould, J. (2015). Meet our prime pollinators. Nature, 521(7552), S48-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Poon, A. C., & Ferrell, J. E., Jr. (2007). Systems biology. A clock with a flip switch. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5851), 757–758.
A journal article with 3 authors
Anderson, J. S., Rittle, J., & Peters, J. C. (2013). Catalytic conversion of nitrogen to ammonia by an iron model complex. Nature, 501(7465), 84–87.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wolfe, A. M., Jorgenson, R. A., Robishaw, T., Heiles, C., & Prochaska, J. X. (2008). An 84-microG magnetic field in a galaxy at redshift z = 0.692. Nature, 455(7213), 638–640.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Deroussi, L. (2016). Metaheuristics for Logistics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Paterson, C., Lee, D., Saha, A., & Zoellner, A. (Eds.). (2016). Advancing Media Production Research: Shifting Sites, Methods, and Politics. Palgrave Macmillan UK.
A chapter in an edited book
Adebola, P. O. (2011). Cola. In C. Kole (Ed.), Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources: Plantation and Ornamental Crops (pp. 63–71). 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
Fang, J. (2014, December 5). Electric Eels Remotely Control the Movements of Their Prey. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2014). Federal-Aid Highways: Federal Highway Administration Could Further Mitigate Locally Administered Project Risks (GAO-14-113). 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
Wright, M. W. (2017). The Louisiana Teacher Assault Pay Statute: An Analysis of Court Decisions Interpreting the Statute and a Comparative Study of Teacher Assault Pay Statutes in Other States [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisiana.

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
Hodara, S. (2016, March 20). Using Their Artistic Vision to Pierce Iran’s Veil. New York Times, WE7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gould, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Gould, 2015; Poon & Ferrell, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Poon & Ferrell, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Anderson et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Wolfe et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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