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
Hobert O. Gene regulation by transcription factors and microRNAs. Science. 2008;319(5871):1785-1786.
A journal article with 2 authors
Adam C, Vidal V. Mantle flow drives the subsidence of oceanic plates. Science. 2010;328(5974):83-85.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ragunathan K, Jih G, Moazed D. Epigenetics. Epigenetic inheritance uncoupled from sequence-specific recruitment. Science. 2015;348(6230):1258699.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Brochado AR, Telzerow A, Bobonis J, et al. Species-specific activity of antibacterial drug combinations. Nature. 2018;559(7713):259-263.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Raj PP, Erdine S. Pain-Relieving Procedures. Wiley-Blackwell; 2012.
An edited book
Treese SA, Pujadó PR, Jones DSJ, eds. Handbook of Petroleum Processing. 2nd ed. 2015. Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Quast M, Handel MJ, Favre JM, Estublier J. Social Information Systems: Agility Without Chaos. In: Cordeiro J, Maciaszek LA, Filipe J, eds. Enterprise Information Systems: 14th International Conference, ICEIS 2012, Wroclaw, Poland, June 28 - July 1, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. Springer; 2013:55-71.

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
O`Callaghan J. New Super-Hubble Telescope Could Find out if we are Alone in the Universe. IFLScience. Published July 8, 2015. 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. Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Status of Emergency and State and Local Law Enforcement Systems Is Still Unknown. 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
Sink RC. Exploring a High School Community Relations and Parent Involvement Program. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University; 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
Belson K, Pilon M. Concern Raised Over Painkiller’s Use in Sports. New York Times. April 14, 2012:A1.

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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