How to format your references using the Odontology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Odontology. 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
1. Strome S. Neuroscience. Toward reprogramming gonads to brains. Science. 2011;331:292–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Toroczkai Z, Bassler KE. Network dynamics: jamming is limited in scale-free systems. Nature. 2004;428:716.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Sugiyama T, Suzuki H, Takahashi T. Light-induced rapid Ca2+ response and MAPK phosphorylation in the cells heterologously expressing human OPN5. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5352.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Stroock AD, Dertinger SKW, Ajdari A, Mezic I, Stone HA, Whitesides GM. Chaotic mixer for microchannels. Science. 2002;295:647–51.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Agachi PŞ, Nagy ZK, Cristea MV, Imre-Lucaci Á. Model Based Control. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2006.
An edited book
1. Hooper NM, Lendeckel U, editors. Intramembrane-Cleaving Proteases (I-CLiPs). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Chen C-C, Tyler CW. Spectral Analysis of fMRI Signal and Noise. In: Onozuka M, Yen C-T, editors. Novel Trends in Brain Science: Brain Imaging, Learning and Memory, Stress and Fear, and Pain. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2008. p. 63–76.

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 Odontology.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Why Do Honey Bees Make Hexagonal Honeycomb? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/physics/why-do-honey-bees-make-hexagonal-honeycomb/

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. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Survey of Transit Providers Serving Small Urban and Rural Areas (GAO-16-639SP, June 21, 2016), an E-supplement to GAO-16-638. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016 Jun. Report No.: GAO-16-639SP.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Weitkunat S. Facies and Log Analysis of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 2015.

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. Sophia Kishkovsky; Compiled by. Contemporary Art Prize Is Awarded In Russia. New York Times. 2009 Dec 12;C2.

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 titleOdontology
AbbreviationOdontology
ISSN (print)1618-1247
ISSN (online)1618-1255
ScopeGeneral Dentistry

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