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
Savage N (2012) Technology: the taste of things to come. Nature 486:S18-9
A journal article with 2 authors
Oganov AR, Ono S (2004) Theoretical and experimental evidence for a post-perovskite phase of MgSiO3 in Earth’s D" layer. Nature 430:445–448
A journal article with 3 authors
Takeuchi H, Nakatsuji N, Suemori H (2014) Endodermal differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells to insulin-producing cells in 3D culture. Sci Rep 4:4488
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wu J, Xia J, Lei W, Wang B-P (2013) Advanced understanding of stickiness on superhydrophobic surfaces. Sci Rep 3:3268

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith JT (1999) Methods of Geometry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Calude CS, Calude E, Dinneen MJ (eds) (2005) Developments in Language Theory: 8th International Conference, DLT 2004, Auckland, New Zealand, December 13-17, 2004. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Guccio C, Martorana MF, Mazza I, Rizzo I (2016) Technology and Public Access to Cultural Heritage: The Italian Experience on ICT for Public Historical Archives. In: Borowiecki KJ, Forbes N, Fresa A (eds) Cultural Heritage in a Changing World. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 55–75

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 (2017) Would You Drink Virtual Lemonade? In: IFLScience. 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) Technology Transfer: Implementation Status of the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986. 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
Borogovac A (2010) Novel method for superior detection of functional changes in CBF using arterial spin labeling fMRI. Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University

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
Jacoby S (2014) The Golden Rule. New York Times BR7

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Savage 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Oganov and Ono 2004; Savage 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Oganov and Ono 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Wu et al. 2013)

About the journal

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

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