How to format your references using the Revista Brasileira de Entomologia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista Brasileira de Entomologia. 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
Cui, W., 2005. Astronomy. Very energetic gamma rays from microblazars. Science 309, 714–715.
A journal article with 2 authors
Papasaikas, P., Valcárcel, J., 2012. Evolution. Splicing in 4D. Science 338, 1547–1548.
A journal article with 3 authors
Meloso, D., Copic, J., Bossaerts, P., 2009. Promoting intellectual discovery: patents versus markets. Science 323, 1335–1339.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Spahn, C.M., Kieft, J.S., Grassucci, R.A., Penczek, P.A., Zhou, K., Doudna, J.A., Frank, J., 2001. Hepatitis C virus IRES RNA-induced changes in the conformation of the 40s ribosomal subunit. Science 291, 1959–1962.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Adámek, J., 1991. Foundations of Coding. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Girka, V., 2014. Surface Flute Waves in Plasmas: Theory and Applications, Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Kar, S., Datta, D., 2015. Risk Sharing and Rent Sharing in the Labor Market, in: Datta, D. (Ed.), Industrial and Labor Economics: Issues in Developing and Transition Countries, India Studies in Business and Economics. Springer India, New Delhi, pp. 87–105.

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 Entomologia.

Blog post
Fang, J., 2014. Where Do Penises Come From? [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1990. FAA Procurement: Major Data-Processing Contract Should Not Be Awarded (No. IMTEC-90-38). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jackson, M., 2012. A Bibliometric Analysis of Green Building Literature (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ.

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
Hubbard, B., Lipton, E., Levin, D., Paddock, R.C., 2017. With Glitzy Openings in Dubai and Vancouver, Trump’s Roles Collide. New York Times A12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cui, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Cui, 2005; Papasaikas and Valcárcel, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Papasaikas and Valcárcel, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Spahn et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista Brasileira de Entomologia
AbbreviationRev. Bras. Entomol.
ISSN (print)0085-5626
ScopeInsect Science

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