How to format your references using the The Academy of Management Annals citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Academy of Management Annals. 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
Masocha, W. (2014). Paclitaxel-induced hyposensitivity to nociceptive chemical stimulation in mice can be prevented by treatment with minocycline. Scientific Reports, 4, 6719.
A journal article with 2 authors
Savaglio, S., & Carbone, V. (2000). Scaling in athletic world records. Nature, 404(6775), 244.
A journal article with 3 authors
Stenner, M. D., Gauthier, D. J., & Neifeld, M. A. (2003). The speed of information in a “fast-light” optical medium. Nature, 425(6959), 695–698.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kudgus, R. A., Walden, C. A., McGovern, R. M., Reid, J. M., Robertson, J. D., & Mukherjee, P. (2014). Tuning pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of a targeted drug delivery system through incorporation of a passive targeting component. Scientific Reports, 4, 5669.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Upreti, S. R. (2017). Process Modeling and Simulation for Chemical Engineers. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Comyn-Wattiau, I., Tanaka, K., Song, I.-Y., Yamamoto, S., & Saeki, M. (Eds.). (2016). Conceptual Modeling: 35th International Conference, ER 2016, Gifu, Japan, November 14-17, 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9974). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Wang, T., Guan, S.-U., & Liu, F. (2012). Entropic Feature Discrimination Ability for Pattern Classification Based on Neural IAL. In J. Wang, G. G. Yen, & M. M. Polycarpou (Eds.), Advances in Neural Networks – ISNN 2012: 9th International Symposium on Neural Networks, Shenyang, China, July 11-14, 2012. Proceedings, Part II (pp. 30–37). Springer.

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 The Academy of Management Annals.

Blog post
Andrews, R. (2016, November 24). 7,000-Year-Old Lost Egyptian City Found By Archaeologists. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1966). The Audit Function in the Automatic Data Processing System (No. 088037). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ramos, C. M. (2017). Is this working? A study on measuring the effectiveness of efforts to diversify the theatre management field [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
Vecsey, G. (2011, December 6). Madoff Had Everything to Do With Reyes’s Leaving. New York Times, B14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Masocha, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Masocha, 2014; Savaglio & Carbone, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Savaglio & Carbone, 2000)
  • Three authors: (Stenner et al., 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Kudgus et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleThe Academy of Management Annals
AbbreviationAcad. Manag. Ann.
ISSN (print)1941-6520
ISSN (online)1941-6067
ScopeBusiness and International Management
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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