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]
Rodbell DT. Climate change. Marching in near lock-step. Science 2012;335:548–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Tierney JE, deMenocal PB. Abrupt shifts in Horn of Africa hydroclimate since the Last Glacial Maximum. Science 2013;342:843–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Duthie C, Gibbs G, Burns KC. Seed dispersal by weta. Science 2006;311:1575.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Dekker J, Rippe K, Dekker M, Kleckner N. Capturing chromosome conformation. Science 2002;295:1306–11.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Westermeier R. Electrophoresis in Practice. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2004.
An edited book
[1]
Botterill LC, Wilhite DA, editors. From Disaster Response to Risk Management: Australia’s National Drought Policy. vol. 22. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Ditcheva B, Dicheva D. Visual Browsing and Editing of Topic Map-Based Learning Repositories. In: Maicher L, Sigel A, Garshol LM, editors. Leveraging the Semantics of Topic Maps: Second International Conference on Topic Maps Research and Applications, TMRA 2006, Leipzig, Germany, October 11-12, 2006, Revised Selected Papers, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007, p. 44–55.

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]
Andrew E. Study Suggests Babies Only Remember Good Times. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/study-suggests-babies-remember-good-times-not-bad/ (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. Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Delivery of Key Benefits Hinges on States’ Achieving Compliance. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Marjanovic SY. The Role of the Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein in Regulating T Cell Programmed Cell Death Mechanisms and Implications for Autoimmunity in the Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2016.

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]
Brantley B. Some Sugar. Could Use More Spice. New York Times 2017:C2.

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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