How to format your references using the Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society. 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
Raymond CF (2002) Glaciology. Ice sheets on the move. Science 298:2147–2148
A journal article with 2 authors
Zheng J, Jia Z (2013) Structural biology: tiny enzyme uses context to succeed. Nature 497:445–446
A journal article with 3 authors
Stutzmann N, Friend RH, Sirringhaus H (2003) Self-aligned, vertical-channel, polymer field-effect transistors. Science 299:1881–1884
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hurst JL, Payne CE, Nevison CM, et al (2001) Individual recognition in mice mediated by major urinary proteins. Nature 414:631–634

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Imbriale WA (2005) Large Antennas of the Deep Space Network. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Perry B, Dockett S, Petriwskyj A (2014) Transitions to School - International Research, Policy and Practice. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Kusuoka S (2007) A remark on law invariant convex risk measures. In: Kusuoka S, Yamazaki A (eds) Advances in Mathematical Economics. Springer Japan, Tokyo, pp 91–100

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 Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J (2015) We’ve Found Liquid Water Flowing On Mars, But We’re Not Allowed To Investigate It. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1987) NASA ADP Systems: Information on the Automated Mission and Payload Tracking System. 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
Eldanaf RG (2012) Angry Cherub. 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
Wagner J (2017) DeGrom Escapes Despite A Barrage of Home Runs. New York Times D3

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleJournal of the Brazilian Computer Society
AbbreviationJ. Braz. Comput. Soc.
ISSN (print)0104-6500
ISSN (online)1678-4804
ScopeGeneral Computer Science

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