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
Kidd, T. (2009). Neuroscience. Crossing the line. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5929), 893–894.
A journal article with 2 authors
Thompson, J. L., & Shuttleworth, T. J. (2013). How many Orai’s does it take to make a CRAC channel? Scientific Reports, 3, 1961.
A journal article with 3 authors
Valet, J.-P., Meynadier, L., & Guyodo, Y. (2005). Geomagnetic dipole strength and reversal rate over the past two million years. Nature, 435(7043), 802–805.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Martínez-Hidalgo, P., Galindo-Villardón, P., Trujillo, M. E., Igual, J. M., & Martínez-Molina, E. (2014). Micromonospora from nitrogen fixing nodules of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). A new promising Plant Probiotic Bacteria. Scientific Reports, 4, 6389.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ghaye, T. (2008). Building the Reflective Healthcare Organisation. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
An edited book
Kumar, P. (2015). Socioeconomic and Environmental Implications of Agricultural Residue Burning: A Case Study of Punjab, India (S. Kumar & L. Joshi, Eds.). Springer India.
A chapter in an edited book
Cheung, R. (2009). A Context-Aware Adaptation Model for Efficient Web Browsing on Mobile Devices. In T.-H. Kim, L. T. Yang, J. H. Park, A. C.-C. Chang, T. Vasilakos, & S.-S. Yeo (Eds.), Advances in Communication and Networking: Second International Conference on Future Generation Communication and Networking, FGCN 2008, Sanya, Hainan Island, China, December 13-15, 2008. Revised Selected Papers (pp. 41–54). 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
Fang, J. (2014, June 13). Were Dinosaurs Warm Or Cold Blooded? 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. (2002). Title I Funding: Poor Children Benefit Though Funding Per Poor Child Differs (GAO-02-242). 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
Blumenfeld, D. B. (2015). Policy Making and the U.S. Response to Global HIV/AIDS [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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
Kelly, M. (1993, February 14). Again: It’s Hillary Rodham Clinton. Got That? New York Times, 133.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kidd, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Kidd, 2009; Thompson & Shuttleworth, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Thompson & Shuttleworth, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Valet et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Martínez-Hidalgo et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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