How to format your references using the Japanese Dental Science Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Japanese Dental Science Review. 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
[1]
Schneider T. Climate modelling: uncertainty in climate-sensitivity estimates. Nature 2007;446:E1; discussion E2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Gandhi SP, Stevens CF. Three modes of synaptic vesicular recycling revealed by single-vesicle imaging. Nature 2003;423:607–13.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Preis T, Moat HS, Stanley HE. Quantifying trading behavior in financial markets using Google Trends. Sci Rep 2013;3:1684.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Goldstone DC, Ennis-Adeniran V, Hedden JJ, Groom HCT, Rice GI, Christodoulou E, et al. HIV-1 restriction factor SAMHD1 is a deoxynucleoside triphosphate triphosphohydrolase. Nature 2011;480:379–82.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Morley D. Communications and Mobility. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Bakir A. Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Dall BE, Smith AG. Pathology of the Sacroiliac Joint Leading to Surgery. In: Dall BE, Eden SV, Rahl MD, editors. Surgery for the Painful, Dysfunctional Sacroiliac Joint: A Clinical Guide, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 45–55.

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 Japanese Dental Science Review.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. How Remotely Controlled Mice Could Lead to Diabetes Treatment. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/how-remotely-controlled-mice-could-lead-diabetes-treatment/ (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. Technology Transfer: Several Factors Have Led to a Decline in Partnerships at DOE’s Laboratories. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gomes MA. Cognitive science approaches to actor training: Interrogating conceptual language. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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. It’s Dark Out There Among the Stars. New York Times 2017:C15.

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 titleJapanese Dental Science Review
AbbreviationJpn. Dent. Sci. Rev.
ISSN (print)1882-7616
ScopeGeneral Dentistry

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