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
Bernstein A (2013) Collaboration: Link the world’s best investigators. Nature 496:27
A journal article with 2 authors
Marsan D, Lengliné O (2008) Extending earthquakes’ reach through cascading. Science 319:1076–1079
A journal article with 3 authors
Sivars U, Aivazian D, Pfeffer SR (2003) Yip3 catalyses the dissociation of endosomal Rab-GDI complexes. Nature 425:856–859
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Dorigo B, Schalch T, Kulangara A, et al (2004) Nucleosome arrays reveal the two-start organization of the chromatin fiber. Science 306:1571–1573

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sundar V (2015) Ocean Wave Mechanics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Krishnamurthy A, Plattner B (eds) (2010) Passive and Active Measurement: 11th International Conference, PAM 2010, Zurich, Switzerland, April 7-9, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Campise-Luther RJ, Diaz CD (2015) Pediatric Patients: Do Not Resuscitate Decisions. In: Jericho BG (ed) Ethical Issues in Anesthesiology and Surgery. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 59–66

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
Hamilton K (2016) What Should We Do About The 15,000 Asian Elephants Still In Captivity? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/what-should-we-do-about-the-15000-asian-elephants-still-in-captivity/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1977) National Aeronautics and Space Administration Should Provide the Congress with More Information on the Pioneer Venus Project. 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
Norton JC (2013) Elementary ESL and General Education Co-Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Co-Teaching Roles: A Mixed Methods Study. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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
Brantley B (2016) A Father and a Family, Dissolving Into Darkness. New York Times C1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bernstein 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Marsan and Lengliné 2008; Bernstein 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Marsan and Lengliné 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Dorigo et al. 2004)

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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