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
Tidwell L (2004) Scientists and societies. First, find your postdocs. Nature 428:678
A journal article with 2 authors
Wong M, Munro S (2014) Membrane trafficking. The specificity of vesicle traffic to the Golgi is encoded in the golgin coiled-coil proteins. Science 346:1256898
A journal article with 3 authors
Saito C, Shinzawa K, Tsujimoto Y (2014) Synchronized necrotic death of attached hepatocytes mediated via gap junctions. Sci Rep 4:5169
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Deconto RM, Pollard D, Wilson PA, et al (2008) Thresholds for Cenozoic bipolar glaciation. Nature 455:652–656

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Alberty RA (2011) Enzyme Kinetics: Rapid-Equilibrium Enzyme Kinetics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Ettinger DS (ed) (2009) Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
A chapter in an edited book
Tomascak PB, Magna T, Dohmen R (2016) Lithium in the Deep Earth: Mantle and Crustal Systems. In: Magna T, Dohmen R (eds) Advances in Lithium Isotope Geochemistry. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 119–156

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
Fang J (2014) The Moon Might Still Have Partly Molten Insides. 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 (1987) Weather Satellites: Economies Available by Converging Government Meteorological Satellites. 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
Le D (2015) L.A. Children’s Music Therapy Center, LLC. 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
Schmitt E, Gordon MR, Sengupta S (2016) U.S. Ties Russia to Strike on U.N. Convoy in Syria. 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 (Tidwell 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Tidwell 2004; Wong and Munro 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Wong and Munro 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Deconto 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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