How to format your references using the Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy. 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
Campbell G. Distalization of the Drosophila leg by graded EGF-receptor activity. Nature. 2002;418(6899):781-785.
A journal article with 2 authors
Oh M, Mirkin CA. Chemically tailorable colloidal particles from infinite coordination polymers. Nature. 2005;438(7068):651-654.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen JM, Smith J, Wolfe J. Experienced saxophonists learn to tune their vocal tracts. Science. 2008;319(5864):776.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Singh SC, Crawford WC, Carton H, et al. Discovery of a magma chamber and faults beneath a Mid-Atlantic Ridge hydrothermal field. Nature. 2006;442(7106):1029-1032.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Uribe S. Frontier Road. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
Simmons JA, Hackett JE, eds. Phenomenology for the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Lakshmanan VI, Halim MA, Vijayan S. Chemical Processing: Hydrometallurgy. In: Lakshmanan VI, Roy R, Ramachandran V, eds. Innovative Process Development in Metallurgical Industry: Concept to Commission. Springer International Publishing; 2016:91-108.

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 Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Blog post
Andrew E. Unexplained Lower Back Pain? It Could Be Ankylosing Spondylitis. IFLScience. Published April 28, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018.


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
Government Accountability Office. Information Technology Reform: Agencies Need to Increase Their Use of Incremental Development Practices. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bombard B. Literature Circles Book Club for Science and Language Arts. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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
Gustines GG. Along the Heated Trail of the Man Who Created Muslim Superheroes. New York Times. October 13, 2011:C8.

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 Pierre Fauchard Academy
AbbreviationJ. Pierre Fauchard Acad.
ISSN (print)0970-2199

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