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
Versteeg R. Cancer: Tumours outside the mutation box. Nature. 2014 Feb 27;506(7489):438–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Komatsu T, Itino T. Moth caterpillar solicits for homopteran honeydew. Sci Rep. 2014 Jan 29;4:3922.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hulleman F, van Kerkwijk MH, Kulkarni SR. An optical counterpart to the anomalous X-ray pulsar 4U0142+61. Nature. 2000 Dec 7;408(6813):689–92.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Ma H, Wallbank RWR, Chaji R, Li J, Suzuki Y, Jiggins C, et al. An impedance-based integrated biosensor for suspended DNA characterization. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2730.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dincer I, Rosen MA, Ahmadi P. Optimization of Energy Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
O’Mathúna DP, Gordijn B, Clarke M, editors. Disaster Bioethics: Normative Issues When Nothing is Normal: Normative Issues When Nothing is Normal. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014. (Public Health Ethics Analysis; vol. 2).
A chapter in an edited book
Barański K. Dimension of the Graphs of the Weierstrass-Type Functions. In: Bandt C, Falconer K, Zähle M, editors. Fractal Geometry and Stochastics V. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 77–91. (Progress in Probability).

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. What would it look like if a person fell into a volcano? [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. Aviation Safety: FAA Has An Opportunity to Enhance Safety and Improve Oversight of Initial Pilot Training. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012 Mar. Report No.: GAO-12-537T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gardina VJ. Analysis of LiDAR data for fluvial geomorphic change detection at a small Maryland stream [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2008.

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
Brantley B. The Irresistible Attraction of an Assault Rifle. New York Times. 2017 Feb 20;C5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Versteeg 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Komatsu and Itino 2014; Versteeg 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Komatsu and Itino 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Ma et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte
ISSN (print)0101-3289
ScopeHealth(social science)
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