How to format your references using the Clinical Ovarian and Other Gynecologic Cancer citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical Ovarian and Other Gynecologic Cancer. 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
Holtz TR Jr. Palaeontology: mystery of the horrible hands solved. Nature. 2014;515(7526):203-205.
A journal article with 2 authors
Deschenes LA, Vanden Bout DA. Single-molecule studies of heterogeneous dynamics in polymer melts near the glass transition. Science. 2001;292(5515):255-258.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chaudhari NK, Song MY, Yu J-S. Heteroatom-doped highly porous carbon from human urine. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5221.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Xia X, Chen W, Li J, et al. Body mass index and risk of breast cancer: a nonlinear dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7480.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Salles M. Decision-Making and the Information System. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
Imbach P, Kühne T, Arceci RJ, eds. Pediatric Oncology: A Comprehensive Guide. 3rd ed. 2014. Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Merzouki R, Samantaray AK, Pathak PM, Ould Bouamama B. Rigid Body, Flexible Body, and Micro Electromechanical Systems. In: Samantaray AK, Pathak PM, Ould Bouamama B, eds. Intelligent Mechatronic Systems: Modeling, Control and Diagnosis. Springer; 2013:281-433.

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 Clinical Ovarian and Other Gynecologic Cancer.

Blog post
Evans K. NASA Releases Incredible Images To Show How Earth Has Changed In Just 30 Years. IFLScience. Published January 17, 2017. Accessed October 30, 2018.


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
Government Accountability Office. Aviation Security: TSA Is Taking Steps to Improve Expedited Screening Effectiveness, but Improvements in Screener Oversight Are Needed. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Shimpeno PD. Consumed: Simple Choices, Complex Problems. Published online 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
Dynarski S. With a Crucial Tool Disabled, Financial Aid Applications Get Harder. New York Times. March 13, 2017:A10.

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 titleClinical Ovarian and Other Gynecologic Cancer
AbbreviationClin. Ovarian Other Gynecol. Canc.
ISSN (print)2212-9553

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