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
Ledford, H. (2009). Ahead of the pack. Nature, 459(7244), 286–287.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ward, D. J., & MacKay, D. J. C. (2002). Artificial intelligence: fast hands-free writing by gaze direction. Nature, 418(6900), 838.
A journal article with 3 authors
Montague, P. R., Hyman, S. E., & Cohen, J. D. (2004). Computational roles for dopamine in behavioural control. Nature, 431(7010), 760–767.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Magnuson, M., Schmitt, T., Strocov, V. N., Schlappa, J., Kalabukhov, A. S., & Duda, L.-C. (2014). Self-doping processes between planes and chains in the metal-to-superconductor transition of YBa2Cu3O6.9. Scientific Reports, 4, 7017.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morales, G., & Kacher, C. (2015). Short Selling with the O’Neil Disciples. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Dolev, S., Cobb, J., Fischer, M., & Yung, M. (Eds.). (2010). Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems: 12th International Symposium, SSS 2010, New York, NY, USA, September 20-22, 2010. Proceedings (Vol. 6366). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Amarouche, I. A., Benslimane, D., Barhamgi, M., Mrissa, M., & Alimazighi, Z. (2011). Electronic Health Record Data-as-a-Services Composition Based on Query Rewriting. In A. Hameurlain, J. Küng, R. Wagner, C. Böhm, J. Eder, & C. Plant (Eds.), Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems IV: Special Issue on Database Systems for Biomedical Applications (pp. 95–123). 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
Andrew, E. (2015, August 9). This Key Pathway For Hair Follicles And Skin Regeneration Could Be A Game Changer for Burn Victims. 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. (1988). Comments on Panama Canal Revolving Fund Act (B-204078.2). 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
Roy, R. (2013). “Jagoron: Awakening” to Gender in Non Governmental Organizations in Contemporary Bengal [Doctoral dissertation]. Ohio State 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
Saslow, L. (2006, October 29). Replacing Yellow Buses, With Green in Mind. New York Times, 14LI2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ledford, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Ledford, 2009; Ward & MacKay, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Ward & MacKay, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Montague et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Magnuson 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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