How to format your references using the The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. 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
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Smaglik P. Recruiters and industry. Microsoft’s European perspective. Nature. 2005;434(7035):938.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Straus SE, Chesney MA. Science and government. Enhanced: in defense of NCCAM. Science. 2006;313(5785):303-304.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Kurland CG, Collins LJ, Penny D. Genomics and the irreducible nature of eukaryote cells. Science. 2006;312(5776):1011-1014.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Herndon LA, Schmeissner PJ, Dudaronek JM, et al. Stochastic and genetic factors influence tissue-specific decline in ageing C. elegans. Nature. 2002;419(6909):808-814.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Feyel P. Loop-Shaping Robust Control. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Krowne CM, Zhang Y, eds. Physics of Negative Refraction and Negative Index Materials: Optical and Electronic Aspects and Diversified Approaches. Vol 98. Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Lin S-H. Intelligent Internet Information Systems in Knowledge Acquisition: Techniques and Applications. In: Leondes CT, ed. Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems: Business and Technology in the New Millennium. Springer US; 2005:110-139.

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 The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Three Ways Synthetic Biology Could Annihilate Zika And Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases. IFLScience. Published May 2, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/three-ways-synthetic-biology-could-annihilate-zika-and-other-mosquito-borne-1/

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
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Government Accountability Office. Aircraft Certification: New FAA Approach Needed to Meet Challenges of Advanced Technology. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Pena AM. Perceptions of Spanish/English bilingual school psychologists regarding competency in assessment and future training needs. Published online 2012.

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
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McKINLEY J, Mueller B. Glimpses Inside Secretive Sect After Teenager’s Fatal Beating. New York Times. October 15, 2015:A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleThe Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice
AbbreviationJ. Evid. Based. Dent. Pract.
ISSN (print)1532-3382
ScopeGeneral Dentistry

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