How to format your references using the Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology. 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
Schooler JW (2014) Metascience could rescue the “replication crisis.” Nature 515:9
A journal article with 2 authors
Kaufman MT, Churchland AK (2013) Cognitive neuroscience: sensory noise drives bad decisions. Nature 496:172–173
A journal article with 3 authors
Imaizumi T, Kay SA, Schroeder JI (2007) Circadian rhythms. Daily watch on metabolism. Science 318:1730–1731
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Van de Velde W, Zehirov G, Szatmari A, et al (2010) Plant peptides govern terminal differentiation of bacteria in symbiosis. Science 327:1122–1126

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Knudsen S (2005) Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Carrara S (ed) (2011) Nano-Bio-Sensing. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Kaufmann RM (2009) Graphs, Strings, and Actions. In: Tschinkel Y, Zarhin Y (eds) Algebra, Arithmetic, and Geometry: Volume II: In Honor of Yu. I. Manin. Birkhäuser, Boston, MA, pp 127–178

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 Science and Technology.

Blog post
Evans K (2016) 10 Popular “Life Hacks” That Are Completely Bogus. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/10-popular-life-hacks-that-are-completely-bogus/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
Government Accountability Office (1989) Early Childhood Education: Information on Costs and Services at High-Quality Centers. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kaplan JW (2014) Not a sonata: A conception of Sonata-Allegro form and a consideration of two marimba works from a Langerian perspective. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Kelly K, Stevenson A (2017) Soros Fund Plucks Executive From UBS to Lead Investing. New York Times B2

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Alvarez 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Marchand 2003; Liljas 2008).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Kaufman and Churchland 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleBrazilian Journal of Science and Technology
AbbreviationBraz. J. Sci. Technol.
ISSN (online)2196-288X
Scope

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