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
Abbott, R. J. (2003). Evolution. Sex, sunflowers, and speciation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5637), 1189–1190.
A journal article with 2 authors
Henderson, I. R., & Jacobsen, S. E. (2007). Epigenetic inheritance in plants. Nature, 447(7143), 418–424.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pham, T. C. T., Kim, H. S., & Yoon, K. B. (2011). Growth of uniformly oriented silica MFI and BEA zeolite films on substrates. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6062), 1533–1538.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lu, R., Mizaikoff, B., Li, W.-W., Qian, C., Katzir, A., Raichlin, Y., … Yu, H.-Q. (2013). Determination of chlorinated hydrocarbons in water using highly sensitive mid-infrared sensor technology. Scientific Reports, 3, 2525.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Keene, A. (2013). Keene on the Market. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Cao, F. (2008). A Theory of Shape Identification (J.-L. Lisani, J.-M. Morel, P. Musé, & F. Sur, Eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Giusti, L., & Zancanaro, M. (2010). What We Can Learn from Service Design in Order to Design Services. In T. Zseby, R. Savola, & M. Pistore (Eds.), Future Internet - FIS 2009: Second Future Internet Symposium, FIS 2009, Berlin, Germany, September 1-3, 2009 (pp. 46–56). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Taub, B. (2016, December 28). Breathing Through The Nose Can Enhance Your Memory Recall And Emotional Processing. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from IFLScience website:


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. (1990). Forest Service Not Ready to Acquire a Nationwide Geographic Information System (No. T-IMTEC-90-10). Washington, DC: 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
Rodriguez, F. (2010). Grant proposal: Providing effective screening, training, and supervision for an at-risk youth mentoring program (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
Branch, J. (2016, October 11). Congress Presses N.H.L. on Concussions. New York Times, p. B10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abbott, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Abbott, 2003; Henderson & Jacobsen, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Henderson & Jacobsen, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Pham, Kim, & Yoon, 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lu et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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