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
Wilczek, F. (2015). Particle physics: A weighty mass difference. Nature, 520(7547), 303–304.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rauch, S. L., & Carlezon, W. A., Jr. (2013). Neuroscience. Illuminating the neural circuitry of compulsive behaviors. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6137), 1174–1175.
A journal article with 3 authors
Khan, P., Jain, H., & Adarsh, K. V. (2014). Role of Ge:As ratio in controlling the light-induced response of a-Ge(x)As(35-x)Se65 thin films. Scientific Reports, 4, 4029.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Hale, M. L., Lurz, P. W., Shirley, M. D., Rushton, S., Fuller, R. M., & Wolff, K. (2001). Impact of landscape management on the genetic structure of red squirrel populations. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5538), 2246–2248.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Püschl, W. (2012). Physik des Segelns. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Chen, G. G., & Lai, P. B. S. (Eds.). (2012). Novel Apoptotic Regulators in Carcinogenesis. Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Bosco, M. C., & Varesio, L. (2014). Hypoxia and Gene Expression. In G. Melillo (Ed.), Hypoxia and Cancer: Biological Implications and Therapeutic Opportunities (pp. 91–119). 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. (2015, September 16). Giant, “Living Fossil” Fish Has A Vestigial Lung. 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. (1993). Space Station: Program Instability and Cost Growth Continue Pending Redesign (NSIAD-93-187). 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
Pokhrel, P. (2010). Towards improved identification of spatially-distributed rainfall runoff models [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
Goldstein, J., & Schwirtz, M. (2013, October 11). U.S. Accuses 2 Rabbis of Kidnapping Husbands for a Fee. New York Times, A18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wilczek, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Rauch & Carlezon, 2013; Wilczek, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Rauch & Carlezon, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Khan et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Hale et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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