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
Thompson SM. Neuroscience. Matching at the synapse. Science. 2005 May 6;308(5723):800–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Young IM, Crawford JW. Interactions and self-organization in the soil-microbe complex. Science. 2004 Jun 11;304(5677):1634–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yu F, Ma J, Han S. Adsorption of tetracycline from aqueous solutions onto multi-walled carbon nanotubes with different oxygen contents. Sci Rep. 2014 Jun 17;4:5326.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zhou Z, Hu Y, Wang H, Xu Z, Wang W, Bai X, et al. DNA translocation through hydrophilic nanopore in hexagonal boron nitride. Sci Rep. 2013 Nov 21;3:3287.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Saksena FB. Color Atlas of Local and Systemic Signs of Cardiovascular Disease. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
Davim JP, editor. Tribology of Nanocomposites. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. (Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology).
A chapter in an edited book
Symonds J. Stooping to Pick Up Stones: A Reflection on Urban Archaeology. In: Beaudry MC, Symonds J, editors. Interpreting the Early Modern World: Transatlantic Perspectives. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2011. p. 63–84. (Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology).

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
Andrew E. Bloated Whale Carcass Threatens Small Canadian Town [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [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. Social Security Administration: Improved Planning and Performance Measures Are Needed to Help Ensure Successful Technology Modernization. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012 Apr. Report No.: GAO-12-495.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Nellenbach KM. Contributions of oral language, problem-solving, and reading attitudes to young adolescents’ silent reading comprehension [Doctoral dissertation]. [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina; 2010.

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
Pilon M. Bowling With World’s Best, Then Rejoining 8th Grade. New York Times. 2012 Feb 25;D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Thompson 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Young and Crawford 2004; Thompson 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Young and Crawford 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhou et al. 2013)

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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