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
Zimmer C (2004) Beyond the ivory tower. A distant mirror for the brain. Science 303:43–44
A journal article with 2 authors
Linhardt RJ, Toida T (2002) Tech.Sight. Capillary electrophoresis. Ultra-high resolution separation comes of age. Science 298:1441–1442
A journal article with 3 authors
Green DR, Galluzzi L, Kroemer G (2014) Cell biology. Metabolic control of cell death. Science 345:1250256
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Nedjic J, Aichinger M, Emmerich J, et al (2008) Autophagy in thymic epithelium shapes the T-cell repertoire and is essential for tolerance. Nature 455:396–400

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kondoz AM (2006) Digital Speech. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Papantonopoulos E (ed) (2005) The Physics of the Early Universe. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Johnson LL, Bass T, Hicks M (2014) Creating Critical Spaces for Youth Activists. In: Paugh P, Kress T, Lake R (eds) Teaching towards Democracy with Postmodern and Popular Culture Texts. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp 37–58

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
Andrew E (2014) Earth’s Primordial Atmosphere Lost Due To Relentless Small Impacts. 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 (2012) Information Technology Reform: Progress Made; More Needs to Be Done to Complete Actions and Measure Results. 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
Himschoot AR (2012) Student perception of relevance of biology content to everyday life: A study in higher education biology courses. Doctoral dissertation, Capella 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
Turkewitz J, Pérez-Peña R, Healy J (2017) Deluged and Weary, Texas Braces for Years of Recovery. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Zimmer 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Linhardt and Toida 2002; Zimmer 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Linhardt and Toida 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Nedjic et al. 2008)

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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