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
Kleypas, J. (2015). Oceans. Invisible barriers to dispersal. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6239), 1086–1087.
A journal article with 2 authors
Taylor, R., & Forge, A. (2005). Developmental biology. Life after deaf for hair cells? Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5712), 1056–1058.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lekic, V., French, S. W., & Fischer, K. M. (2011). Lithospheric thinning beneath rifted regions of Southern California. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6057), 783–787.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Sprague, A. L., Boynton, W. V., Kerry, K. E., Janes, D. M., Hunten, D. M., Kim, K. J., Reedy, R. C., & Metzger, A. E. (2004). Mars’ south polar Ar enhancement: a tracer for south polar seasonal meridional mixing. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5700), 1364–1367.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cochetti, R. (2014). Mobile Satellite Communications Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Derby, B., & Akhtar, R. (Eds.). (2015). Mechanical Properties of Aging Soft Tissues. Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Arroyo, F., Castellanos, J., & Mitrana, V. (2012). Uniform Distributed Pushdown Automata Systems. In M. Kutrib, N. Moreira, & R. Reis (Eds.), Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems: 14th International Workshop, DCFS 2012, Braga, Portugal, July 23-25, 2012. Proceedings (pp. 64–75). 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
Davis, J. (2016, July 21). Starbucks To Trial Recyclable Coffee Cups In The UK. 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. (1989). Telecommunications: National Survey of Cable Television Rates and Services (RCED-89-193). 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
Nakano, A. M. (2012). Community college swirlers and the transfer function [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
Rosenberg, E., Medina, J., & Eligon, J. (2016, November 12). Protesters Take Anti-Trump Message to His Doorstep, and Plan Next Move. New York Times, A25.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kleypas, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Kleypas, 2015; Taylor & Forge, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Taylor & Forge, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Lekic et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Sprague et al., 2004)

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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