How to format your references using the Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte. 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
Smaglik P. Thinking big. Nature. 2004 Apr 22;428(6985):873.
A journal article with 2 authors
Davis BR, Candotti F. Genetics. Mosaicism--switch or spectrum? Science. 2010 Oct 1;330(6000):46–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang L, Zeng X, Wang X. Programmable hydrogenation of graphene for novel nanocages. Sci Rep. 2013 Nov 7;3:3162.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Darwin KH, Ehrt S, Gutierrez-Ramos JC, Weich N, Nathan CF. The proteasome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is required for resistance to nitric oxide. Science. 2003 Dec 12;302(5652):1963–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Olofsson P. Probabilities. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
Cristofaro ED, Wright M, editors. Privacy Enhancing Technologies: 13th International Symposium, PETS 2013, Bloomington, IN, USA, July 10-12, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 7981).
A chapter in an edited book
Lin S, Huang Z. Systematic Analyses of Substructures. In: Huang Z, editor. Comparative Design of Structures: Concepts and Methodologies. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016. p. 115–99.

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 Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte.

Blog post
Fang J. New Fossil Suggests We Had A Gibbon-Like Early Ancestor [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Telecommunications: Direct Broadcast Satellite Subscribership Has Grown Rapidly, but Varies across Different Types of Markets. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Apr. Report No.: GAO-05-257.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kamis RP. The Relationship between Expanded Concepts of Self and Well-Being [Doctoral dissertation]. [Scottsdale, AZ]: Northcentral University; 2013.

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
Chung G. Chinatown Street Food vs. Mom’s. New York Times. 2016 Jun 6;A20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Smaglik 2004; Davis and Candotti 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Davis and Candotti 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Darwin et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte
ISSN (print)0101-3289
ScopeHealth(social science)
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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