How to format your references using the International Journal of Implant Dentistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Implant Dentistry. 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. Bohannon J. The Science Hall of Fame. Science. 2011;331:143.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Molloy JE, Veigel C. Biophysics. Myosin motors walk the walk. Science. 2003;300:2045–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Innes C, Anand M, Bauch CT. The impact of human-environment interactions on the stability of forest-grassland mosaic ecosystems. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2689.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Adamantidis AR, Zhang F, Aravanis AM, Deisseroth K, de Lecea L. Neural substrates of awakening probed with optogenetic control of hypocretin neurons. Nature. 2007;450:420–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Anderson D. TKO Management! Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
1. LePage BA, editor. Wetlands: Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Farmer-Dougan V, Alferink LA. Brain Development, Early Childhood, and Brain-Based Education: A Critical Analysis. In: Wasserman LH, Zambo D, editors. Early Childhood and Neuroscience - Links to Development and Learning. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013. p. 55–76.

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 International Journal of Implant Dentistry.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Mini Colons Grown in the Lab from Tumors [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mini-colons-grown-lab-tumors/

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. Transportation Infrastructure: States’ Implementation of Transportation Management Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997 Feb. Report No.: T-RCED-97-79.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Burke DM. Enhancing the patient safety culture of ABSN students through instruction on medical error recovery [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2014.

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. Miranda L-M. Stephen Sondheim. New York Times. 2017 Oct 16;M2143.

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 titleInternational Journal of Implant Dentistry
AbbreviationInt. J. Implant Dent.
ISSN (online)2198-4034
Scope

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