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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology. 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
[1]
Check E. Biodefence: ploughshares into swords. Nature 2002;420:736.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Silvente-Poirot S, Poirot M. Cancer. Cholesterol and cancer, in the balance. Science 2014;343:1445–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Karan S, Jiang Z, Livingston AG. MEMBRANE FILTRATION. Sub-10 nm polyamide nanofilms with ultrafast solvent transport for molecular separation. Science 2015;348:1347–51.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Sun X, Kaur J, Milojević S, Flammini A, Menczer F. Social dynamics of science. Sci Rep 2013;3:1069.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Wesley LD. Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Pavlopoulos K. Mapping Geomorphological Environments. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Reiter E, Williams S. Generating Texts in Different Styles. In: Argamon S, Burns K, Dubnov S, editors. The Structure of Style: Algorithmic Approaches to Understanding Manner and Meaning, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 59–75.

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, Medicine, and Pathology.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Scientists Want To Swab Surfers’ Butts To Assess Antibiotic Resistance Risk. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/beach-bum-study-needs-surfers-assess-antibiotic-resistance-risk/ (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. Highway Projects--Extent of Unobligated Balances for Demonstration Projects as of April 30, 2004. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Revzin NT. From selling rags to wearing riches: German Jews’ economic progress in the first half of the nineteenth century. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 2010.

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]
Shpigel B. For a Second Time This Year, Rio Defies the Odds. New York Times 2016:B10.

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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology
AbbreviationJ. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. Med. Pathol.
ISSN (print)2212-5558
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