How to format your references using the Current Oral Health Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Oral Health Reports. 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
1. Ma E. Materials science. Watching the nanograins roll. Science. 2004;305:623–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Watrin E, Peters J-M. Molecular biology. How and when the genome sticks together. Science. 2007;317:209–10.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Gurley KA, Rink JC, Sánchez Alvarado A. Beta-catenin defines head versus tail identity during planarian regeneration and homeostasis. Science. 2008;319:323–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Dhar RS, Razavipour SG, Dupont E, Xu C, Laframboise S, Wasilewski Z, et al. Direct nanoscale imaging of evolving electric field domains in quantum structures. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7183.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Gupta KM, Gupta N. Advanced Electrical and Electronics Materials. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
1. Marcinkiewicz J, Schaffer SW, editors. Taurine 9. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Cohen R, Wang T. GUI Design for Android Apps, Part 4: Graphic Interface and Touchscreen Input. In: Wang T, editor. GUI Design for Android Apps. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2014. p. 105–33.

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 Current Oral Health Reports.

Blog post
1. Fang J. How A Drop of Seawater on Graphene Generates Electricity [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/how-drop-seawater-graphene-generates-electricity/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Aviation Security: Status of Transportation Security Inspector Workforce. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 Feb. Report No.: GAO-09-123R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. White AE. Female ministers in pastoral leadership: A phenomenological study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 2015.

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
1. Poniewozik J. Big Ideas and Short-Term Stays. New York Times. 2017 Jul 26;C6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleCurrent Oral Health Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Oral Health Rep.
ISSN (online)2196-3002
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