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. Krablin R. A risk worth taking. Science. 2015;349:894.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Hines PJ, Marx J. The endless race between plant and pathogen. Science. 2001;292:2269.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Gorb EV, Baum MJ, Gorb SN. Development and regeneration ability of the wax coverage in Nepenthes alata pitchers: a cryo-SEM approach. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3078.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Gregoriou GG, Gotts SJ, Zhou H, Desimone R. High-frequency, long-range coupling between prefrontal and visual cortex during attention. Science. 2009;324:1207–10.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Breitmaier E. Vom NMR-Spektrum zur Strukturformel organischer Verbindungen. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
1. Stanislas M, Jimenez J, Marusic I, editors. Progress in Wall Turbulence 2: Understanding and Modelling. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. He WW, Bruley DF. Biomechanical Design Factor for Soft Gel Chromatography Columns to Separate Homologous, High Molecular Weight, Therapeutic Proteins. In: Cicco G, Bruley DF, Ferrari M, Harrison DK, editors. Oxygen Transport to Tissue XXVII. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006. p. 23–7.

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. Remind Me Again, How Does Cannabis Affect The Brain? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/remind-me-again-how-does-cannabis-affect-brain/

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. Subcontractor’s Problems With Prime Contractor at Kennedy Space Center. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978 Oct. Report No.: B-192017.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Goldberg DS. Poly (amido amine) dendrimers: Transepithelial transport mechanisms and applications in oral drug delivery [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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
1. Gustines GG. You Too Can Learn to Draw, Online. New York Times. 2015 Mar 20;F3.

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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