How to format your references using the Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Wade N. Retrospective. John Maddox (1925-2009). Science. 2009 May 22;324(5930):1028.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Nesbit J, Norman C. 2010 Visualization Challenge. Science. 2011 Feb 18;331(6019):847–56.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Moore SW, Biais N, Sheetz MP. Traction on immobilized netrin-1 is sufficient to reorient axons. Science. 2009 Jul 10;325(5937):166.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Nowoshilow S, Schloissnig S, Fei J-F, Dahl A, Pang AWC, Pippel M, et al. Author Correction: The axolotl genome and the evolution of key tissue formation regulators. Nature. 2018 Jul;559(7712):E2.

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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Dant S. Losing Eden. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
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Dehne F, Sack J-R, Zeh N, editors. Algorithms and Data Structures: 10th International Workshop, WADS 2007, Halifax, Canada, August 15-17, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. XVI, 664 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 4619).
A chapter in an edited book
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Björn LO. Light as a Tool for Biologists: Recent Developments. In: Björn LO, editor. Photobiology: The Science of Life and Light. New York, NY: Springer; 2008. p. 93–122.

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 Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Don’t Fear Falling Into A Black Hole – You May Live On As A Hologram [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/don-t-fear-falling-black-hole-you-may-live-hologram/

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. Organizational Transformation: A Framework for Assessing and Improving Enterprise Architecture Management (Version 2.0) (Supersedes GAO-03-584G). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010 Aug. Report No.: GAO-10-846G.

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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Garcia-Benitez C. Support program to facilitate achievement for emancipated foster youth to succeed in college [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2010.

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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Rothenberg B. An American Teenager Who Lives for Big Moments Produces One. New York Times. 2017 May 31;B16.

In-text citations

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

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 titleCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
AbbreviationCommunity Dent. Oral Epidemiol.
ISSN (print)0301-5661
ISSN (online)1600-0528
ScopePublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
General Dentistry

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