How to format your references using the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. 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
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Sanchez PA. A smarter way to combat hunger. Nature. 2009;458(7235):148.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Pak J, Fire A. Distinct populations of primary and secondary effectors during RNAi in C. elegans. Science. 2007;315(5809):241-244.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Fisher RJ, Pevsner J, Burgoyne RD. Control of fusion pore dynamics during exocytosis by Munc18. Science. 2001;291(5505):875-878.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Stevens JL, Cantin GT, Wang G, Shevchenko A, Shevchenko A, Berk AJ. Transcription control by E1A and MAP kinase pathway via Sur2 mediator subunit. Science. 2002;296(5568):755-758.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Fitschen K. Building Reliable Trading Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Fugelsang KC, Edwards CG, eds. Wine Microbiology: Practical Applications and Procedures. Second edition. Springer US; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Fridkin V, Ducharme S. Ferroelectric Nanocrystals and Nanodomains. In: Ducharme S, ed. Ferroelectricity at the Nanoscale: Basics and Applications. NanoScience and Technology. Springer; 2014:67-85.

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 Brazilian Journal of Microbiology.

Blog post
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Fang J. Hubble Telescope Spots Smiley Face. IFLScience. Published February 10, 2015. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/space/smiley-face-galaxy-cluster-spotted-hubble/

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technologies Expected to Offer Safety Benefits, but a Variety of Deployment Challenges Exist. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Lee S. The Influence of Product Involvement and Fan Identification on Response to Team Sponsors’ Products. Published online 2005.

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
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Ruiz RR. Sharapova Suspension Is Cut by Nine Months. New York Times. October 5, 2016:B8.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleBrazilian Journal of Microbiology
AbbreviationBraz. J. Microbiol.
ISSN (print)1517-8382
ScopeMicrobiology

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