How to format your references using the Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery. 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
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Rosenlof KH (2003) Atmospheric science. How water enters the stratosphere. Science 302:1691–1692
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Armatas GS, Kanatzidis MG (2006) Hexagonal mesoporous germanium. Science 313:817–820
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Arp G, Reimer A, Reitner J (2001) Photosynthesis-induced biofilm calcification and calcium concentrations in Phanerozoic oceans. Science 292:1701–1704
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Pan X, Lührmann A, Satoh A, et al (2008) Ankyrin repeat proteins comprise a diverse family of bacterial type IV effectors. Science 320:1651–1654

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Blanchet G, Dupouy B (2012) Computer Architecture. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA
An edited book
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Wiertz E, Kikkert M (2005) Dislocation and Degradation of Proteins from the Endoplasmic Reticulum. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Piet J, Fjorback L, Santorelli S (2016) What Is Required to Teach Mindfulness Effectively in MBSR and MBCT? In: Shonin E, Gordon WV, Griffiths MD (eds) Mindfulness and Buddhist-Derived Approaches in Mental Health and Addiction. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 61–83

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 Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery.

Blog post
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Carpineti A (2017) Scientists Can’t Find The Missing CO2 On Mars That Explains How It Had Water. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/scientists-cant-find-the-missing-co2-on-mars-that-explains-how-it-had-water/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (1986) NASA’s Shuttle Booster Rocket Motor Procurement. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Stevenson CL (2008) Availability and seasonal use of diurnal roosts by Rafinesque’s big-eared bat and southeastern myotis in bottomland hardwoods of Mississippi. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University

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
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Walsh MW (2016) Puerto Rico Asks Congress for Law to Allow It to Restructure $49 Billion in Debt. New York Times B3

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 titleJournal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
AbbreviationJ. Maxillofac. Oral Surg.
ISSN (print)0972-8279
ISSN (online)0974-942X
ScopeOtorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Oral Surgery

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