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
Macilwain, C., 2010. World view: Leaders wanted. Nature 466, 919.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cho, M.K., Relman, D.A., 2010. Genetic technologies. Synthetic “life,” ethics, national security, and public discourse. Science 329, 38–39.
A journal article with 3 authors
Melton, C., Judson, R.L., Blelloch, R., 2010. Opposing microRNA families regulate self-renewal in mouse embryonic stem cells. Nature 463, 621–626.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Liu, J., Daily, G.C., Ehrlich, P.R., Luck, G.W., 2003. Effects of household dynamics on resource consumption and biodiversity. Nature 421, 530–533.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chappell, D., 2014. The JCT Standard Building Contract 2011. John Wiley & Sons, Oxford.
An edited book
Suri, J.S., Wilson, D.L., Laxminarayan, S. (Eds.), 2005. Handbook of Biomedical Image Analysis: Volume I: Segmentation Models Part A, International Topics in Biomedical Engineering. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Pic, A.C., Moore, V.A., Burnham, N.A., 2016. Atomic Force Microscopy Education, in: Winkelmann, K., Bhushan, B. (Eds.), Global Perspectives of Nanoscience and Engineering Education, Science Policy Reports. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 131–169.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. From ‘Right To Die’ To ‘Right To Choose The Way You Die’ – The Shifting Euthanasia Debate [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, 2013. Airline Mergers: Issues Raised by the Proposed Merger of American Airlines and US Airways (No. GAO-13-403T). 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
Adams, T.A., 2012. Improving Scores on Computerized Reading Assessments: The Effects of Colored Overlay Use (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
Herrman, J., Maheshwari, S., 2016. Facebook Overstated Video Views. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Macilwain, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Cho and Relman, 2010; Macilwain, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Cho and Relman, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Liu et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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