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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy. 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
1.
Tabashnik BE. Plant science. Communal benefits of transgenic corn. Science. 2010;330(6001):189-190.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Cannavo E, Cejka P. Sae2 promotes dsDNA endonuclease activity within Mre11-Rad50-Xrs2 to resect DNA breaks. Nature. 2014;514(7520):122-125.
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Gros J, Serralbo O, Marcelle C. WNT11 acts as a directional cue to organize the elongation of early muscle fibres. Nature. 2009;457(7229):589-593.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Van Petegem F, Clark KA, Chatelain FC, Minor DL Jr. Structure of a complex between a voltage-gated calcium channel beta-subunit and an alpha-subunit domain. Nature. 2004;429(6992):671-675.

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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Beiser L. Unified Optical Scanning Technology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
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Utsumi R, ed. Bacterial Signal Transduction: Networks and Drug Targets. Vol 631. Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
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Aronoff CE, McClure SL, Ward JL. Preparing Your Business for Succession. In: McClure SL, Ward JL, eds. Family Business Succession: The Final Test of Greatness. Palgrave Macmillan US; 2011:27-32.

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 Physical Therapy.

Blog post
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Evans K. This Interactive Map Shows Where People With HIV Live In The US — And It Points To Some Distressing Trends. IFLScience. Published July 15, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/this-interactive-map-shows-where-people-with-hiv-live-in-the-us-and-it-points-to-some-distressing-rends/

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. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Status of Bureau of Prisons’ Year 2000 Efforts. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

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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Sinha R. An Integrated Development Environment for the Clara Constraint-Programming Language. Published online 2017.

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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Poniewozik J. ‘Megyn Kelly’ Is Awkward, Not Partisan. New York Times. October 1, 2017:C1.

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 Physical Therapy
ISSN (print)1413-3555
Scope

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