How to format your references using the Review of Managerial Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Review of Managerial Science. 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
Lemstra PJ (2009) Materials science. Confined polymers crystallize. Science 323:725–726
A journal article with 2 authors
Miyamichi K, Luo L (2009) Neuroscience. Brain wiring by presorting axons. Science 325:544–545
A journal article with 3 authors
LeCun Y, Bengio Y, Hinton G (2015) Deep learning. Nature 521:436–444
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Gallo E, Fender R, Kaiser C, et al (2005) A dark jet dominates the power output of the stellar black hole Cygnus X-1. Nature 436:819–821

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stahl S (2011) Real Analysis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
van Dijk P, Başkent D, Gaudrain E, et al (eds) (2016) Physiology, Psychoacoustics and Cognition in Normal and Impaired Hearing. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Hamed O, Kimchi ET, Sehmbey M, et al (2013) Impact of Genetic Targets on Cancer Therapy: Hepatocellular Cancer. In: El-Deiry WS (ed) Impact of Genetic Targets on Cancer Therapy. Springer, New York, NY, pp 67–90

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 Review of Managerial Science.

Blog post
Hale T (2017) Zelda The Ferret Receives A Pacemaker. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1979) Questions Designed To Aid Managers and Auditors in Assessing the ADP Planning Process. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Savvas C (2010) Hydroclimate variability and landuse effects on nutrient export from watersheds in the mid-Atlantic United States. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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
Crow K (2002) Abingdon Square Park: Small Site, Never-Ending Debate. New York Times 148

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lemstra 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Lemstra 2009; Miyamichi and Luo 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Miyamichi and Luo 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Gallo et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleReview of Managerial Science
AbbreviationRev. Manag. Sci.
ISSN (print)1863-6683
ISSN (online)1863-6691
ScopeGeneral Business, Management and Accounting

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