How to format your references using the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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]
Hapgood M. Astrophysics: Prepare for the coming space weather storm. Nature 2012;484:311–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Solozhenko VL, Kurakevych OO. Equilibrium p-T phase diagram of boron: experimental study and thermodynamic analysis. Sci Rep 2013;3:2351.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Abdenur R, Palmer L, Milhollin G. Brazil’s Nuclear Activities. Science 2005;307:847–51.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Chapman RD, Heidemann M, Albert TK, Mailhammer R, Flatley A, Meisterernst M, et al. Transcribing RNA polymerase II is phosphorylated at CTD residue serine-7. Science 2007;318:1780–2.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Grist F. Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Altman BM, editor. International Measurement of Disability: Purpose, Method and Application. vol. 61. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Erozan YS, Ramzy I. Respiratory Infections. In: Ramzy I, editor. Pulmonary Cytopathology, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2014, p. 53–85.

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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases.

Blog post
[1]
Hale T. This 800-Year-Old Man Was Probably Killed By A Boomerang. IFLScience 2016.

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. Information Technology: Census Bureau Needs to Improve Its Risk Management of Decennial Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Curti CL. Talking About Science Interests: The Importance of Feedback Appraisals When Students Talk About Their Interests in STEM. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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]
Turkewitz J, Fernandez M, Blinder A. Deadly Storm Transforms Houston Streets Into Raging Rivers. New York Times 2017:A1.

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 titleOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases
ISSN (print)2214-5419
Scope

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