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
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Grant PM (2007) Obituary: Chauncey Starr (1912-2007). Nature 447:789
A journal article with 2 authors
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Crivoi A, Duan F (2014) Three-dimensional Monte Carlo model of the coffee-ring effect in evaporating colloidal droplets. Sci Rep 4:4310
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cappellini E, Collins MJ, Gilbert MTP (2014) Biochemistry. Unlocking ancient protein palimpsests. Science 343:1320–1322
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Lee S-H, Reeves JM, Wilson JC, et al (2003) Particle formation by ion nucleation in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Science 301:1886–1889

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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Paul S (2010) Digital Video Distribution in Broadband, Television, Mobile and Converged Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Antunes L, Takadama K (2007) Multi-Agent-Based Simulation VII: International Workshop, MABS 2006, Hakodate, Japan, May 8, 2006, Revised and Invited Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Cobb BR, Rumí R, Salmerón A (2005) Modeling Conditional Distributions of Continuous Variables in Bayesian Networks. In: Famili AF, Kok JN, Peña JM, et al (eds) Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis VI: 6th International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis, IDA 2005, Madrid, Spain, September 8-10, 2005. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 36–45

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
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Andrew E (2014) Live Webcast of Tonight’s ‘Super Harvest Moon.’ 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
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Government Accountability Office (2005) Computer-Based Patient Records: VA and DOD Made Progress, but Much Work Remains to Fully Share Medical Information. 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
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Dashevsky-Kerdman I (2009) The meeting of one hundred ways. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute

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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Apuzzo M, Schmidt MS (2017) White House Tries Civility With Mueller. New York Times A1

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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