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
Roberts JW. Biochemistry. RNA polymerase, a scrunching machine. Science. 2006 Nov 17;314(5802):1097–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
Adlam B, Nowak MA. Universality of fixation probabilities in randomly structured populations. Sci Rep. 2014 Oct 27;4:6692.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hernández JV, Kay ER, Leigh DA. A reversible synthetic rotary molecular motor. Science. 2004 Nov 26;306(5701):1532–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Cao Y, Wang C, Zhang X, Xing G, Lu K, Gu Y, et al. Selective small molecule compounds increase BMP-2 responsiveness by inhibiting Smurf1-mediated Smad1/5 degradation. Sci Rep. 2014 May 14;4:4965.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mohos FÁ. Confectionery and Chocolate Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
Hsu CS, Robinson PR, editors. Practical Advances in Petroleum Processing. New York, NY: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Teichler U, Arimoto A, Cummings WK. Research and Teaching: The Changing Views and Activities of the Academic Profession. In: Arimoto A, Cummings WK, editors. The Changing Academic Profession: Major Findings of a Comparative Survey. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013. p. 117–63.

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
Andrews R. Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2016 Captures The Jaw-Dropping Awesomeness Of The Natural World. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.


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. NASA’s Shuttle Booster Rocket Motor Procurement. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986 Jul. Report No.: 130591.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Dylla AG. Synthesis, characterization and catalytic studies of bimetallic nanoparticles [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2009.

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 J. A Girl Wants to Know. New York Times. 2015 Oct 11;BR18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Roberts 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Roberts 2006; Adlam and Nowak 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Adlam and Nowak 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Cao et al. 2014)

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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