How to format your references using the REGE - Revista de Gestão citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for REGE - Revista de Gestão. 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
Nitzan, A. (2007). Chemistry. Molecules take the heat. Science (New York, N.Y.), 317(5839), 759–760.
A journal article with 2 authors
Otsuki, M., & Matsukawa, H. (2013). Systematic breakdown of Amontons’ law of friction for an elastic object locally obeying Amontons’ law. Scientific Reports, 3, 1586.
A journal article with 3 authors
Morse, S. S., Garwin, R. L., & Olsiewski, P. J. (2006). Public health. Next flu pandemic: what to do until the vaccine arrives? Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5801), 929.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Takatsu, K., Miyaoku, K., Roy, S. R., Murono, Y., Sago, T., Itagaki, H., Nakamura, M., & Tokumoto, T. (2013). Induction of female-to-male sex change in adult zebrafish by aromatase inhibitor treatment. Scientific Reports, 3, 3400.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bagdonavičius, V., Julius, K., & Nikulin, M. S. (2011). Non-parametric Tests for Complete Data. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Kusuoka, S., & Yamazaki, A. (Eds.). (2007). Advances in Mathematical Economics (Vol. 10). Springer Japan.
A chapter in an edited book
Farfel, J., & Stefanovic, D. (2006). Towards Practical Biomolecular Computers Using Microfluidic Deoxyribozyme Logic Gate Networks. In A. Carbone & N. A. Pierce (Eds.), DNA Computing: 11th International Workshop on DNA Computing, DNA11, London, ON, Canada, June 6-9, 2005. Revised Selected Papers (pp. 38–54). 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 REGE - Revista de Gestão.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, November 20). Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer’s 10 Years Before Symptoms Appear. 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. (2003). Mass Transit: FTA Needs to Provide Clear Information and Additional Guidance on the New Starts Ratings Process (GAO-03-701). 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
Mace, J. Y. (2014). Rupturing the “reality” of reality TV: Contemporary video artists examining the discursive effects of the reality TV phenomenon [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
Dorman, J. L. (2017, June 28). A C.E.O. Looks to Grow Boutique Hotels in Europe. New York Times, TR2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Nitzan, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Nitzan, 2007; Otsuki & Matsukawa, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Otsuki & Matsukawa, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Morse et al., 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Takatsu et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleREGE - Revista de Gestão
ISSN (print)1809-2276

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