How to format your references using the RAI Revista de Administração e Inovação citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for RAI Revista de Administração e Inovação. 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
Kristan, W. B. (2007). Neuroscience. A push-me pull-you neural design. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5810), 339–340.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jiang, L.-L., & Perc, M. (2013). Spreading of cooperative behaviour across interdependent groups. Scientific Reports, 3, 2483.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wible, B., Mervis, J., & Wigginton, N. S. (2014). The global supply chain. Rethinking the global supply chain. Introduction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6188), 1100–1103.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Siegel, G., Prestgard, M. C., Teng, S., & Tiwari, A. (2014). Robust longitudinal spin-Seebeck effect in Bi-YIG thin films. Scientific Reports, 4, 4429.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Estopinal, S. V., & Lathrop, W. (2011). Professional Surveyors and Real Property Descriptions. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Perez, H. D., Mitrovic, B., & Baron Van Evercooren, A. (Eds.). (2005). Opportunities and Challenges of the Therapies Targeting CNS Regeneration (Vol. 53). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Witteborg, H., Charfi, A., Colomer Collell, D., & Mezini, M. (2014). Weaving Aspects and Business Processes through Model Transformation. In M. Villari, W. Zimmermann, & K.-K. Lau (Eds.), Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing: Third European Conference, ESOCC 2014, Manchester, UK, September 2-4, 2014. Proceedings (pp. 47–61). Springer.

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 RAI Revista de Administração e Inovação.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2017, June 4). These 20 Images Of Earth Over The Past 70 Years Show Why Countries Signed The Paris Agreement. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2009). Aviation Security: Federal Air Marshal Service Has Taken Actions to Fulfill Its Core Mission and Address Workforce Issues, but Additional Actions Are Needed to Improve Workforce Survey (GAO-09-273). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Crumlish, S. B. (2014). Domingo Chileno: An Overture for Orchestra [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisiana.

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
CHRISTOPHER KELLY; Christopher Kelly is a fellow in ancient history at Pembroke College, & Cambridge. (1990, September 23). Paganism Was Alive and Well. New York Times, 743.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kristan, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Jiang & Perc, 2013; Kristan, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Jiang & Perc, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Wible et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Siegel et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleRAI Revista de Administração e Inovação
ISSN (print)1809-2039

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