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
Byrne, N., 2004. Future outlook. Nature 429, 25.
A journal article with 2 authors
Xu, W., Angell, C.A., 2003. Solvent-free electrolytes with aqueous solution-like conductivities. Science 302, 422–425.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hewitt, S.C., Deroo, B.J., Korach, K.S., 2005. Signal transduction. A new mediator for an old hormone? Science 307, 1572–1573.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Maund, J.R., Smartt, S.J., Kudritzki, R.P., Podsiadlowski, P., Gilmore, G.F., 2004. The massive binary companion star to the progenitor of supernova 1993J. Nature 427, 129–131.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rigo, M., 2014. Formal Languages, Automata and Numeration Systems 1. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Dumortier, F., 2006. Qualitative Theory of Planar Differential Systems. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Berghöfer, U., Berghöfer, A., 2006. ‚Participation’ in Development Thinking — Coming to Grips with a Truism and its Critiques, in: Stollkleemann, S., Welp, M. (Eds.), Stakeholder Dialogues in Natural Resources Management: Theory and Practice, Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 79–116.

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., 2016. Breast Cancer Campaigns Might Be Pink, But Men Get It Too [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, 2016. Polar Weather Satellites: NOAA Is Working to Ensure Continuity but Needs to Quickly Address Information Security Weaknesses and Future Program Uncertainties (No. GAO-16-359). 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
Li, S., 2009. Semiconductor and metal oxide nanoparticles: Synthesis, physical properties and industrial application (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

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
Kolomatsky, M., 2017. Singles in the House. New York Times RE2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Byrne, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Byrne, 2004; Xu and Angell, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Xu and Angell, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Maund et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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