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. Lauher JW. Chemistry. A versatile molecular trap built from hydrogen-bonded tiles. Science. 2011;333:415–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Higgins SI, Scheiter S. Atmospheric CO2 forces abrupt vegetation shifts locally, but not globally. Nature. 2012;488:209–12.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Korswagen HC, Herman MA, Clevers HC. Distinct beta-catenins mediate adhesion and signalling functions in C. elegans. Nature. 2000;406:527–32.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Liu W, Li Y, Learn GH, Rudicell RS, Robertson JD, Keele BF, et al. Origin of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in gorillas. Nature. 2010;467:420–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Cheremisinoff NP, Davletshin A. A Guide to Safe Material and Chemical Handling. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Li J. Towards Mesoscience: The Principle of Compromise in Competition. Huang W, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Rodet X, Schwarz D. Spectral Envelopes and Additive + Residual Analysis/Synthesis. In: Beauchamp JW, editor. Analysis, Synthesis, and Perception of Musical Sounds: The Sound of Music. New York, NY: Springer; 2007. p. 175–227.

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. Hale T. Why Seabirds Mistake Plastic For Food [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/why-seabirds-mistake-plastic-for-food/

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. Guaranteed Student Loans: Potential Default and Cost Reduction Options. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Jan. Report No.: HRD-88-52BR.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Vargas AR. Implementing modern geographic technology in the trucking industry: A case study [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
1. Greenhouse L. Supreme Court Restricts the Taxation of Income of Companies Based Out of State. New York Times. 2008 Apr 16;C3.

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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