How to format your references using the Revista de Administração citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista de Administração. 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
Moore, P. (2005). Simplifying the probe set. Nature, 435(7039), 238.
A journal article with 2 authors
Losick, R., & Sonenshein, A. L. (2001). Molecular biology. Turning gene regulation on its head. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5537), 2018–2019.
A journal article with 3 authors
De Marco García, N. V., Karayannis, T., & Fishell, G. (2011). Neuronal activity is required for the development of specific cortical interneuron subtypes. Nature, 472(7343), 351–355.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Liu, G., Seiler, H., Wen, A., Zars, T., Ito, K., Wolf, R., Heisenberg, M., & Liu, L. (2006). Distinct memory traces for two visual features in the Drosophila brain. Nature, 439(7076), 551–556.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lakshminarayana, B. (2007). Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer of Turbomachinery. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Wannemacker, S. D., Clarebout, G., & Causmaecker, P. D. (Eds.). (2011). Interdisciplinary Approaches to Adaptive Learning. A Look at the Neighbours: First International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research on Technology, Education and Communication, ITEC 2010, Kortrijk, Belgium, May 25-27, 2010, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 126). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Fernandes, C. M., Laredo, J. L. J., Mora, A. M., Rosa, A. C., & Merelo, J. J. (2011). A Study on the Mutation Rates of a Genetic Algorithm Interacting with a Sandpile. In C. D. Chio, S. Cagnoni, C. Cotta, M. Ebner, A. Ekárt, A. I. Esparcia-Alcázar, J. J. Merelo, F. Neri, M. Preuss, H. Richter, J. Togelius, & G. N. Yannakakis (Eds.), Applications of Evolutionary Computation: EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, and EvoSTOC, Torino, Italy, April 27-29, 2011, Proceedings, Part I (pp. 32–42). Springer.

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 de Administração.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2014, March 6). New Evidence Plants Can “Think” And Make Decisions Based On Possible Future Risks. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1993). B-2 Bomber: Comparison of Operational Capabilities and Support Costs for 15 Versus 20 Aircraft (NSIAD-93-209). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Simmons-Johnson, N. (2012). The path to graduation: A model interactive Web site design supporting doctoral students [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine University.

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
Kelly, M. (1992, September 16). THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Overview; Bush Subtly Avoids Direct Attack Against Clinton on the Draft Issue. New York Times, A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Moore, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Losick & Sonenshein, 2001; Moore, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Losick & Sonenshein, 2001)
  • Three authors: (De Marco García et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Liu et al., 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista de Administração
ISSN (print)0080-2107

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