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
McGrew WC. Evolution. Chimpanzee technology. Science. 2010;328(5978):579-580.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gheiratmand M, Mullen KT. Orientation tuning in human colour vision at detection threshold. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4285.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vogelstein B, Alberts B, Shine K. Genetics. Please don’t call it cloning! Science. 2002;295(5558):1237.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Imanishi Y, Sato T, Higashi T, Sun W, Okubo S. A network of superconducting gravimeters detects submicrogal coseismic gravity changes. Science. 2004;306(5695):476-478.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cooke R. Classical Algebra: Its Nature, Origins, and Uses. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
Marks JM, Dunkin BJ, eds. Principles of Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons. Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Martin TFJ. Role of PI(4,5)P2 in Vesicle Exocytosis and Membrane Fusion. In: Balla T, Wymann M, York JD, eds. Phosphoinositides II: The Diverse Biological Functions. Subcellular Biochemistry. Springer Netherlands; 2012:111-130.

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
Luntz S. Do Dolphins Use Pufferfish To Get High Or Just Use Them As Chew Toys? IFLScience. Published February 10, 2017. 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. Problems in Administering Programs To Improve Law Enforcement Education. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1975.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Al khuwaildi HA. Green techniques in the healthcare system. Published online 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
Schembari J. A Father, a Son and the Porsche They Went In On Together. New York Times. October 20, 2016:B4.

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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