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
Lyons, T. W. (2008). Ocean science. Ironing out ocean chemistry at the dawn of animal life. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5891), 923–924.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mehta, M. P., & Baross, J. A. (2006). Nitrogen fixation at 92 degrees C by a hydrothermal vent archaeon. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5806), 1783–1786.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schuck, C., Pernice, W. H. P., & Tang, H. X. (2013). Waveguide integrated low noise NbTiN nanowire single-photon detectors with milli-Hz dark count rate. Scientific Reports, 3, 1893.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Hong, Y., Stronach, B., Perrimon, N., Jan, L. Y., & Jan, Y. N. (2001). Drosophila Stardust interacts with Crumbs to control polarity of epithelia but not neuroblasts. Nature, 414(6864), 634–638.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Biegelman, M. T., & Biegelman, D. R. (2010). Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guidebook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Loh, X. J. (Ed.). (2015). In-Situ Gelling Polymers: For Biomedical Applications. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Chistyakov, G. P. (2013). On Probability Measures with Unbounded Angular Ratio. In P. Eichelsbacher, G. Elsner, H. Kösters, M. Löwe, F. Merkl, & S. Rolles (Eds.), Limit Theorems in Probability, Statistics and Number Theory: In Honor of Friedrich Götze (pp. 75–92). 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
Hamilton, K. (2016, July 15). Do Women’s Periods Really Synch When They Spend Time Together? 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). Weather Forecasting: Important Issues on Automated Weather Processing System Need Resolution (IMTEC-93-12BR). 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
Mohajer, R. (2012). A transcendental approach to John Coltrane: applying concepts of spirituality to Giant Steps into the Cosmos [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Barron, J. (2016, October 20). Leading a Paper’s Shift as Journalism Evolves. New York Times, B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lyons, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Lyons, 2008; Mehta & Baross, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Mehta & Baross, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Schuck et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Hong et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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