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
Vanderah, T. A. (2002). Materials science. Talking ceramics. Science (New York, N.Y.), 298(5596), 1182–1184.
A journal article with 2 authors
Misra, S., & Froelich, P. N. (2012). Lithium isotope history of Cenozoic seawater: changes in silicate weathering and reverse weathering. Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6070), 818–823.
A journal article with 3 authors
Echtay, K. S., Winkler, E., & Klingenberg, M. (2000). Coenzyme Q is an obligatory cofactor for uncoupling protein function. Nature, 408(6812), 609–613.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Qureshi, O. S., Zheng, Y., Nakamura, K., Attridge, K., Manzotti, C., Schmidt, E. M., Baker, J., Jeffery, L. E., Kaur, S., Briggs, Z., Hou, T. Z., Futter, C. E., Anderson, G., Walker, L. S. K., & Sansom, D. M. (2011). Trans-endocytosis of CD80 and CD86: a molecular basis for the cell-extrinsic function of CTLA-4. Science (New York, N.Y.), 332(6029), 600–603.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wing, C. (2012). How Your House Works. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Chakraborty, U. K. (Ed.). (2008). Advances in Differential Evolution (Vol. 143). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Choi, I., & Lee, J. (2014). Principles of Dynamic Display Aiding Presence in Mixed Reality Space Design. In R. Shumaker & S. Lackey (Eds.), Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Designing and Developing Virtual and Augmented Environments: 6th International Conference, VAMR 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part I (pp. 35–43). Springer International Publishing.

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
Davis, J. (2016, July 4). Expedition Sets Sail To Assess Feasibility Of Deep-Sea Mining. 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. (2012). School Bullying: Extent of Legal Protections for Vulnerable Groups Needs to Be More Fully Assessed (GAO-12-349). 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
Sylvain, O. (2010). Domesticating “the Great, Throbbing, Common Pulse of America”: A Study of the Ideological Origins of the Radio Act of 1927 [Doctoral dissertation]. Columbia 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
Traub, J. (2017, March 7). Hard Truths About Refugees. New York Times, A27.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Vanderah, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Misra & Froelich, 2012; Vanderah, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Misra & Froelich, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Echtay et al., 2000)
  • 6 or more authors: (Qureshi et al., 2011)

About the journal

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

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