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
Ohnaka, M., 2004. Geophysics. Rupture in the laboratory. Science 303, 1788–1789.
A journal article with 2 authors
Murray, J., Segall, P., 2002. Testing time-predictable earthquake recurrence by direct measurement of strain accumulation and release. Nature 419, 287–291.
A journal article with 3 authors
Talkington, M.W.T., Siuzdak, G., Williamson, J.R., 2005. An assembly landscape for the 30S ribosomal subunit. Nature 438, 628–632.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Oakes, L., Westover, A., Mares, J.W., Chatterjee, S., Erwin, W.R., Bardhan, R., Weiss, S.M., Pint, C.L., 2013. Surface engineered porous silicon for stable, high performance electrochemical supercapacitors. Sci. Rep. 3, 3020.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dehn, M.J., 2010. Long-Term Memory Problems in Children and Adolescents. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Wagner, S., Steinmetz, M., Bode, A., Müller, M.M. (Eds.), 2010. High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering, Garching/Munich 2009: Transactions of the Fourth Joint HLRB and KONWIHR Review and Results Workshop, Dec. 8-9, 2009, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Garching/Munich, Germany. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Cristino, A.S., Andrade, R.F.S., da Fontoura Costa, L., 2009. Detecting and Characterizing the Modular Structure of the Yeast Transcription Network, in: Fortunato, S., Mangioni, G., Menezes, R., Nicosia, V. (Eds.), Complex Networks: Results of the 2009 International Workshop on Complex Networks (CompleNet 2009), Studies in Computational Intelligence. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 35–46.

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
Taub, B., 2016. How Well You Do In School Depends More On Your DNA Than Your Determination, Study Finds [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, 2005. Survey of Workforce Investment Board Directors on the Use of Individual Training Accounts, an E-supplement to GAO-05-650 (No. GAO-05-807SP). 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
Gutierrez, R., 2017. Providing Hope: A Systematic Development of a Resource Manual for Mental Health Professionals Treating Latino/a Adolescents with Suicidal Ideation (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, 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
Walsh, M.W., 2016. Struggling Puerto Rico Defaults on Its Debt Payments. New York Times B6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ohnaka, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Murray and Segall, 2002; Ohnaka, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Murray and Segall, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Oakes et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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