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
Smaglik, P., 2004. Patching a leaky pipeline. Nature 427, 657.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cassenaer, S., Laurent, G., 2012. Conditional modulation of spike-timing-dependent plasticity for olfactory learning. Nature 482, 47–52.
A journal article with 3 authors
Saikia, A., Frost, D.J., Rubie, D.C., 2008. Splitting of the 520-kilometer seismic discontinuity and chemical heterogeneity in the mantle. Science 319, 1515–1518.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Podsypanina, K., Du, Y.-C.N., Jechlinger, M., Beverly, L.J., Hambardzumyan, D., Varmus, H., 2008. Seeding and propagation of untransformed mouse mammary cells in the lung. Science 321, 1841–1844.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Holt, J., 2013. The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. John Wiley & Sons, Oxford.
An edited book
Goldak, J.A., 2005. Computational Welding Mechanics. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Desrochers, A., van Duinen, G.-J., 2006. Peatland Fauna, in: Wieder, R.K., Vitt, D.H. (Eds.), Boreal Peatland Ecosystems, Ecological Studies. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 67–100.

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
Carpineti, A., 2016. AI Learns Nobel-Winning Experiment In An Hour ... And Then Improves It [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, 1997. Measuring Performance: Challenges in Evaluating Research and Development (No. T-RCED-97-130). 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
Reyes, J., 2009. Connections: A grant proposal for mothers struggling with substance abuse in the child welfare system (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Koblin, J., 2016. Request to Alter Opening Ceremony Collides With Tradition. New York Times B12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Cassenaer and Laurent, 2012; Smaglik, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Cassenaer and Laurent, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Podsypanina et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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