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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial 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.
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
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Farrauto RJ: Chemistry. Low-temperature oxidation of methane. Science 337: 659, 2012.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Catterall WA, Scott JD: Retrospective. Edwin G. Krebs (1918-2009). Science 327: 537, 2010.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Vega AV, Avila G, Matthews G: Interaction between the transcriptional corepressor Sin3B and voltage-gated sodium channels modulates functional channel expression. Sci Rep 3: 2809, 2013.
A journal article with 51 or more authors
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Meibom KL, Blokesch M, Dolganov NA, Wu C-Y, Schoolnik GK: Chitin induces natural competence in Vibrio cholerae. Science 310: 1824, 2005.

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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Taylor TA: Guide to LEED® 2009 Estimating and Preconstruction Strategies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
An edited book
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Matera M, Rossi G eds: Trends in Mobile Web Information Systems: MobiWIS 2013 International Workshops, Paphos, Cyprus, August 26-28, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ferrari A, Fantechi A, Gnesi S: Lessons Learnt from the Adoption of Formal Model-Based Development. In: Goodloe AE, Person S, eds. NASA Formal Methods: 4th International Symposium, NFM 2012, Norfolk, VA, USA, April 3-5, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2012:24–38.

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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Blog post
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Davis J: Atmospheric CO2 Levels Likely To Break Historic Threshold In 2016. IFLScience, 2016. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/atmospheric-co2-levels-likely-to-break-historic-threshold-in-2016/. 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
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Government Accountability Office: Cost Overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1982.

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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Child RJ: The evolution of BARREN INFLORESCENCE1 and related AUX/IAA genes in angiosperms., 2013.

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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Ochs SM: At Banks, the Buck Stops Short. New York Times. September 15, 2016:A27.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
AbbreviationJ. Oral Maxillofac. Surg.
ISSN (print)0278-2391
ISSN (online)1531-5053
ScopeOtorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Oral Surgery

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