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
Irion R (2000) KIP THORNE: The Shaman of Space and Time. Science 290:1488–1491
A journal article with 2 authors
Jutzi M, Asphaug E (2011) Forming the lunar farside highlands by accretion of a companion moon. Nature 476:69–72
A journal article with 3 authors
Toulokhonov I, Artsimovitch I, Landick R (2001) Allosteric control of RNA polymerase by a site that contacts nascent RNA hairpins. Science 292:730–733
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Que LG, Liu L, Yan Y, et al (2005) Protection from experimental asthma by an endogenous bronchodilator. Science 308:1618–1621

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pagliaro LA, Pagliaro AM (2011) Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Sagheb Talebi K (2014) Forests of Iran: A Treasure from the Past, a Hope for the Future. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Ginat DT, Moonis G, Freitag SK (2015) Imaging After Oculoplastic Surgery. In: Ginat DT, Freitag SK (eds) Post-treatment Imaging of the Orbit. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 65–124

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
Luntz S (2014) Neanderthal Gene Cluster More Common in Europeans. 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 (1997) Safe and Drug-Free Schools: Balancing Accountability With State and Local Flexibility. 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
Espinoza E (2015) Understanding help-seeking behavior among at-risk Latino male high school students. 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
Sisario B (2016) Universal’s Deal for Prince’s Songwriting Rights May Bring a Wider Audience. New York Times B6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Irion 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Irion 2000; Jutzi and Asphaug 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Jutzi and Asphaug 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Que 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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