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
Parisi, G. (2005). Brownian motion. Nature, 433(7023), 221.
A journal article with 2 authors
Li, M., & Izpisua Belmonte, J. C. (2014). Ageing: Genetic rejuvenation of old muscle. Nature, 506(7488), 304–305.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zwerger, M., Briegel, H. J., & Dür, W. (2014). Hybrid architecture for encoded measurement-based quantum computation. Scientific Reports, 4, 5364.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Shen, K., Huang, R. K., Brignole, E. J., Condon, K. J., Valenstein, M. L., Chantranupong, L., … Sabatini, D. M. (2018). Architecture of the human GATOR1 and GATOR1-Rag GTPases complexes. Nature, 556(7699), 64–69.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Guzinski, J., Abu-Rub, H., & Strankowski, P. (2015). Variable Speed AC Drives with Inverter Output Filters. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Skorupa, W., & Schmidt, H. (Eds.). (2014). Subsecond Annealing of Advanced Materials: Annealing by Lasers, Flash Lamps and Swift Heavy Ions (Vol. 192). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Hrušovský, M., & Noeres, K. (2012). Exploring the IT-enabled Optimisation Potential of Cruise Excursions. In A. Papathanassis, M. H. Breitner, C. Schoen, & N. Guhr (Eds.), Cruise Management: Information and Decision Support Systems (pp. 105–113). Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.

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
Andrew, E. (2014, July 11). Antioxidants Can Make Cancers Worse. 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. (1994). Governmentwide Initiatives: Critical Issues Facing the Next Federal Telecommunications System (No. T-AIMD-94-114). 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
Krishna, V. (2008). Exploring organizational commitment from an organizational perspective: Organizational learning as a determinant of affective commitment in Indian software firms (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Wilson, M. (2017, August 28). In Pursuit of Influence (and Muggers): Farrell’s 42 Years in Politics. New York Times, p. A21.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Parisi, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Li & Izpisua Belmonte, 2014; Parisi, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Li & Izpisua Belmonte, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Zwerger, Briegel, & Dür, 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Shen et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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