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. Burkard G. Physics. Splitting spin states on a chip. Science. 2010;327:650–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Van de Walle CG, Neugebauer J. Universal alignment of hydrogen levels in semiconductors, insulators and solutions. Nature. 2003;423:626–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Grafton RQ, Kompas T, Hilborn RW. Economics of overexploitation revisited. Science. 2007;318:1601.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Spehr M, Gisselmann G, Poplawski A, Riffell JA, Wetzel CH, Zimmer RK, et al. Identification of a testicular odorant receptor mediating human sperm chemotaxis. Science. 2003;299:2054–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Louis J-P. Control of Synchronous Motors. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2011.
An edited book
1. Chakravarthi VS, Shirur YJM, Prasad R, editors. Proceedings of International Conference on VLSI, Communication, Advanced Devices, Signals & Systems and Networking (VCASAN-2013). New Delhi: Springer India; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Restrepo D, Delay R, Lin W, López F, Bacigalupo J. TRP Channels in Transduction for Responses to Odorants and Pheromones. In: Madrid R, Bacigalupo J, editors. TRP Channels in Sensory Transduction. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 111–25.

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. New Young Planet Could Help Unlock Jupiter’s Past. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Federal Research: Aging Federal Laboratories Need Repairs and Upgrades. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993 Sep. Report No.: RCED-93-203.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Flores AT. Children, incarcerated mothers and the child welfare system: A systematic review of the literature [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2013.

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. Philpott ML. My Adventures in Accountability. New York Times. 2017 Jul 14;SR9.

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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