Keywords

communication, business communication, bibliography (documentation), business writing, academic writing, corporate communications, bibliographical citations, study & teaching, business etiquette

Abstract

While there is no official style for business writing, the most common citation style in business research has not been determined previously. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the top scholarly business journals to determine the most commonly used citation style in business academic research. The author used the list of 452 top business journals included in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) Journal Citation Report. The results show that 69% of business journals use a publisher-dictated style, whereas of the “traditional” citation styles, 11% use the American Psychological Association style, 10% use Harvard style, 8% use Chicago style, and none use Modern Language Association style.

Original Publication Citation

Camacho, Leticia (2013). Clarity and Chaos: Is there a Preferred Citation Style in Business Academic Literature? Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 18(1), 49-56 7p. DOI: 10.1080/08963568.2013.736314. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08963568.2013.736314

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

Language

English

College

Harold B. Lee Library

University Standing at Time of Publication

Administration

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