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
Nabel, G. J. (2009). Philosophy of science. The coordinates of truth. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5949), 53–54.
A journal article with 2 authors
Guo, Z., & Ohlstein, B. (2015). Stem cell regulation. Bidirectional Notch signaling regulates Drosophila intestinal stem cell multipotency. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6263).
A journal article with 3 authors
Loudet, J. C., Barois, P., & Poulin, P. (2000). Colloidal ordering from phase separation in a liquid-crystalline continuous phase. Nature, 407(6804), 611–613.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Li, Y., Yu, G., Liang, B., Zou, X., Li, G., Cheng, S., & Cheng, J. (2014). Three-dimensional ultrathin planar lenses by acoustic metamaterials. Scientific Reports, 4, 6830.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Garde, F., Aelenei, D., Aelenei, L., Scognamiglio, A., & Ayoub, J. (2017). Solution Sets for Net-Zero Energy Buildings. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Yang, L. T., Zhou, X., Zhao, W., Wu, Z., Zhu, Y., & Lin, M. (Eds.). (2005). Embedded Software and Systems: Second International Conference, ICESS 2005, Xi’an, China, December 16-18, 2005. Proceedings (Vol. 3820). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Nichol, R. (2011). Colonialism and Western Education in Melanesia and Australia. In R. Nichol (Ed.), Growing up Indigenous: Developing Effective Pedagogy for Education and Development (pp. 83–89). SensePublishers.

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
Hamilton, K. (2014, October 30). The Spookiest Places in the Universe. 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. (2008). Information Technology: FBI Is Implementing Key Acquisition Methods on Its New Case Management System, but Related Agencywide Guidance Needs to Be Improved (GAO-08-1014). 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
Kemp, L. S. (2013). Perspective processing in language comprehension: Embodied efffects depend on the pronoun [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Sophia Kishkovsky; Compiled by. (2005, December 26). Arts, Briefly; Returning Seized Art. New York Times, E2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Nabel, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Guo & Ohlstein, 2015; Nabel, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Guo & Ohlstein, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Loudet et al., 2000)
  • 6 or more authors: (Li et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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