How to format your references using the Future Dental Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Future Dental Journal. 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]
Prantzos N. Cosmology: Rare isotopic insight into the Universe. Nature 2016;529:33–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Buluta I, Nori F. Quantum simulators. Science 2009;326:108–11.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Kortenkamp SJ, Wetherill GW, Inaba S. Runaway growth of planetary embryos facilitated by massive bodies in a protoplanetary disk. Science 2001;293:1127–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Pestova TV, Lomakin IB, Lee JH, Choi SK, Dever TE, Hellen CU. The joining of ribosomal subunits in eukaryotes requires eIF5B. Nature 2000;403:332–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Obayya S, Hameed MFO, Areed NFF. Computational Liquid Crystal Photonics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Fischer V. Quantization on Nilpotent Lie Groups. vol. 314. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Evers S, Hommersom A, Lucas P, Cochior C, van den Bosch P. Reasoning with Uncertainty about System Behaviour: Making Printing Systems Adaptive. In: Basten T, Hamberg R, Reckers F, Verriet J, editors. Model-Based Design of Adaptive Embedded Systems, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 125–58.

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 Future Dental Journal.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Chemical Treatment Restores Partial Vision to Blind Mice. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/chemical-treatment-restores-partial-vision-blind-mice/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Army ADP: Prevalence of Fourth Quarter Obligations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Canetta SE. Type III Neuregulin1 Signaling in Peripheral Sensory Neurons Affects Thermal Pain Sensation and Hyperalgesia. Doctoral dissertation. Columbia University, 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]
Vecsey G. Subject Changes, But Ryan Talks On. New York Times 2011:B11.

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 titleFuture Dental Journal
AbbreviationFutur. Dent. J.
ISSN (print)2314-7180
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