How to format your references using the Brazilian Oral Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Brazilian Oral Research (BOR). 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
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Whitfield J. Alien-hunters get scope to search. Nature. 2003 Mar;422(6929):249.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Greig D., Travisano M. Evolution. Haploid superiority. Science. 2003 Jan;299(5606):524–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Passarelli L., Rivalta E., Shuler A. Dike intrusions during rifting episodes obey scaling relationships similar to earthquakes. Sci Rep. 2014 Jan;4:3886.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Phizicky E., Bastiaens PIH., Zhu H., Snyder M., Fields S. Protein analysis on a proteomic scale. Nature. 2003 Mar;422(6928):208–15.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Hollin CR. The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
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Fernandez B. Unravelling the Mystery of the Atomic Nucleus: A Sixty Year Journey 1896 — 1956. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. XVIII, 530 p p.
A chapter in an edited book
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Schaufeli WB., Taris TW. A Critical Review of the Job Demands-Resources Model: Implications for Improving Work and Health. In: Hämmig O, editor. Bridging Occupational, Organizational and Public Health: A Transdisciplinary Approach. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014. p. 43–68.

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 Brazilian Oral Research.

Blog post
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Hale T. This Designer’s Project Shows How Genetic Material Could Be Exploited By Biotechnology. IFLScience. [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/this-designers-project-shows-how-genetic-material-could-be-exploited-by-biotechnology/.

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office. Federal Research: Super Collider Is Over Budget and Behind Schedule. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Sadr EI. To whisper in the king’s ear: Economists in Pahlavi and Islamic Iran. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD, 2013.

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
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Billard M. Spoil Your Wrist. New York Times. 2010:E5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleBrazilian Oral Research
ISSN (print)1806-8324
ISSN (online)1807-3107
Scope

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