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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Moorcock M (2000) Through the shaving mirror. Nature 407:455
A journal article with 2 authors
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Burke JM, Rieseberg LH (2003) Fitness effects of transgenic disease resistance in sunflowers. Science 300:1250
A journal article with 3 authors
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Beskow LM, Dame L, Costello EJ (2008) Research ethics. Certificates of confidentiality and compelled disclosure of data. Science 322:1054–1055
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Torchinsky MB, Garaude J, Martin AP, Blander JM (2009) Innate immune recognition of infected apoptotic cells directs T(H)17 cell differentiation. Nature 458:78–82

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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Baines P, Ferraro J, Rogers P (2010) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing 1660 - 1789. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Bernardini A (2010) Bounding Uncertainty in Civil Engineering: Theoretical Background. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Choroś K (2015) False and Miss Detections in Temporal Segmentation of TV Sports News Videos – Causes and Remedies. In: Zgrzywa A, Choroś K, Siemiński A (eds) New Research in Multimedia and Internet Systems. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 35–46

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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Andrew E (2015) Researcher who Faked HIV Vaccine Trial Data gets 4 Year Jail Sentence. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/4-year-jail-sentence-researcher-who-faked-hiv-vaccine-trial-data/. 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 (1975) Need for a National Ocean Program and Plan. 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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Kharal SP (2017) Modelling Sensitization Dynamics in 5xxx Series Aluminum Alloys. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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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Dorman JL (2016) A Funky Place to Land in Hollywood. New York Times TR3

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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