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
Dangl, J. L. (2007). Plant science. Nibbling at the plant cell nucleus. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5815), 1088–1089.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tomasello, M., & Kaminski, J. (2009). Behavior. Like infant, like dog. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5945), 1213–1214.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kuba, H., Oichi, Y., & Ohmori, H. (2010). Presynaptic activity regulates Na(+) channel distribution at the axon initial segment. Nature, 465(7301), 1075–1078.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Song, W., Kwon, S. Y., Myung, S., Jung, M. W., Kim, S. J., Min, B. K., … An, K.-S. (2014). High-mobility ambipolar ZnO-graphene hybrid thin film transistors. Scientific Reports, 4, 4064.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Broome, J. (2017). Weighing Goods. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Wang, L., Chen, K., & Ong, Y. S. (Eds.). (2005). Advances in Natural Computation: First International Conference, ICNC 2005, Changsha, China, August 27-29, 2005, Proceedings, Part III (Vol. 3612). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Han, Y., Wu, F., & Zhuang, Y. (2011). Multi-label Image Annotation by Structural Grouping Sparsity. In S. C. H. Hoi, J. Luo, S. Boll, D. Xu, R. Jin, & I. King (Eds.), Social Media Modeling and Computing (pp. 97–118). London: 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
Andrews, R. (2015, October 30). Evolutionary Arms Race Between Cats And Viruses Goes Back 60,000 Years. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1986). ICBM Modernization: Status, Survivable Basing Issues, and Need To Reestablish a National Consensus (No. NSIAD-86-200). 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
Garlapally, V. (2017). Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Impact on Metamorphosis and Thyroid Development in African Clawed Frogs (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
George, N. (2012, August 12). A Soul Fable, Reimagined For a New Era. New York Times, p. AR18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dangl, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Dangl, 2007; Tomasello & Kaminski, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Tomasello & Kaminski, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Kuba, Oichi, & Ohmori, 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Song et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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