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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Hamann T. Chemistry. Perovskites take lead in solar hydrogen race. Science. 2014;345(6204):1566-1567.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lu Y, Conrad R. In situ stable isotope probing of methanogenic archaea in the rice rhizosphere. Science. 2005;309(5737):1088-1090.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Xue H-J, Li W-Z, Yang X-K. Assortative mating between two sympatric closely-related specialists: inferred from molecular phylogenetic analysis and behavioral data. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5436.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Giacco F, Ciamarra MP, Saggese L, de Arcangelis L, Lippiello E. Non-monotonic dependence of the friction coefficient on heterogeneous stiffness. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6772.

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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Bell M. Incremental Software Architecture. John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
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Leeuwen JPV, Timmermans HJP, eds. Innovations in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. Springer Netherlands; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
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Khan W, Klette R. Accuracy of Trajectories Estimation in a Driver-Assistance Context. In: Huang F, Sugimoto A, eds. Image and Video Technology – PSIVT 2013 Workshops: GCCV 2013, GPID 2013, PAESNPR 2013, and QACIVA 2013, Guanajuato, Mexico, October 28-29, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer; 2014:47-58.

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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Andrew E. Deciphering The Mysterious Decline Of Honey Bees. IFLScience. Published May 28, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/deciphering-mysterious-decline-honey-bees/

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. For-Profit Schools: Large Schools and Schools That Specialize in Healthcare Are More Likely to Rely Heavily on Federal Student Aid. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

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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Lara C. Bullying victimization among adolescent students: A qualitative study. Published online 2015.

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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Paulson M. Spacey Apologizes After Accusation of Misconduct. New York Times. October 30, 2017:A10.

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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