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]
Pleasants S. Epidemiology: a moving target. Nature 2014;515:S2-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Carvalho AB, Clark AG. Y chromosome of D. pseudoobscura is not homologous to the ancestral Drosophila Y. Science 2005;307:108–10.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Xie XS, Yu J, Yang WY. Living cells as test tubes. Science 2006;312:228–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Kim HJ, Lee S-M, Oh Y-S, Yang Y-H, Lim YS, Yoon DH, et al. Unoxidized graphene/alumina nanocomposite: fracture- and wear-resistance effects of graphene on alumina matrix. Sci Rep 2014;4:5176.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Laykin E. Investigative Computer Forensics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Meyer B, Joseph M, editors. Software Engineering Approaches for Offshore and Outsourced Development: First International Conference, SEAFOOD 2007, Zurich, Switzerland, February 5-6, 2007. Revised Papers. vol. 4716. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Spirakis PG. Population Protocols and Related Models. In: Nikoletseas S, Rolim JDP, editors. Theoretical Aspects of Distributed Computing in Sensor Networks, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 109–59.

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. Computing, Uncertainty … Quantum Leaps and Bounds of 2014. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/computing-uncertainty-quantum-leaps-and-bounds-2014/ (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. Mass Transit: Use of Alternative Fuels in Transit Buses. 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]
Zhao X. Exfoliation Corrosion Kinetics of High Strength Aluminum Alloys. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State University, 2006.

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]
Leland J. Life Among the Boldface Names. New York Times 2017:MB1.

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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