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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Peoples LL. Neuroscience. Will, anterior cingulate cortex, and addiction. Science. 2002;296(5573):1623-1624.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ionescu AM, Riel H. Tunnel field-effect transistors as energy-efficient electronic switches. Nature. 2011;479(7373):329-337.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hwang H-W, Wentzel EA, Mendell JT. A hexanucleotide element directs microRNA nuclear import. Science. 2007;315(5808):97-100.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Wu Y, Zhang X, Pan H, et al. In-situ device integration of large-area patterned organic nanowire arrays for high-performance optical sensors. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3248.

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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Hochberg Z. Evo-Devo of Child Growth. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
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Cheung KW. Flash Application Design Solutions: The Flash Usability Handbook. (Bryant C, ed.). Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
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Pollack G. Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life: A Fresh Physically Based Paradigm for Cell Function. In: Magjarevic R, Nagel JH, eds. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006: August 27 – September 1, 2006 COEX Seoul, Korea “Imaging the Future Medicine.” IFMBE Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007:4-4.

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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Hale T. Some Whale Strandings Might Be Caused By Solar Storms. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/some-whale-strandings-might-be-caused-by-solar-storms/. Published February 6, 2017. Accessed October 30, 2018.

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. Digests of Unpublished Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. II, No. 12. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986.

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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Richey B. Exploration of a Tandem Diels-Alder Ugi-Smiles Reaction. 2014.

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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Coll S. Mystery at the Museum. New York Times. August 15, 2017:BR18.

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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