How to format your references using the Tanta Dental Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Tanta Dental Journal. 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]
Schwartzberg PL. Immunology. Tampering with the immune system. Science 2001;293:228–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Shi Q, King RW. Chromosome nondisjunction yields tetraploid rather than aneuploid cells in human cell lines. Nature 2005;437:1038–42.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Allanore A, Yin L, Sadoway DR. A new anode material for oxygen evolution in molten oxide electrolysis. Nature 2013;497:353–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Beer C, Reichstein M, Tomelleri E, Ciais P, Jung M, Carvalhais N, et al. Terrestrial gross carbon dioxide uptake: global distribution and covariation with climate. Science 2010;329:834–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Adams N. Eclipse of Grace. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Paradisi A, Yacoub MD, Lira Figueiredo F, Tronco T, editors. Long Term Evolution: 4G and Beyond. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Roth W-M, Radford L. Developmental Possibilities in/from Activity. In: Roth W-M, Radford L, editors. A Cultural-Historical Perspective on Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2011, p. 69–90.

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 Tanta Dental Journal.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Mars: Contamination, Planetary Protection And The Search For Life. 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. To Date, DISH Network Is Cooperating with the Court-Appointed Special Master’s Examination of Its Compliance with the Section 119 Statutory License. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Filomena TP. Technology portfolio and capacity expansion under uncertainty. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington 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
[1]
Poniewozik J. The Ghost in the Machine May Be Your Soul. New York Times 2016:C1.

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 titleTanta Dental Journal
AbbreviationTanta Dent. J.
ISSN (print)1687-8574
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