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
Brooke M. In retrospect: The Courtship Habits of the Great Crested Grebe. Nature. 2014;513(7519):484-485.
A journal article with 2 authors
Abbott A, Gitschel U. German scientists left in the cold as Berlin rejects rescue plan. Nature. 2000;406(6797):663-664.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bliokh KY, Smirnova D, Nori F. OPTICS. Quantum spin Hall effect of light. Science. 2015;348(6242):1448-1451.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kerry PS, Mohan S, Russell RJM, Bance N, Niikura M, Pinto BM. Structural basis for a class of nanomolar influenza A neuraminidase inhibitors. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2871.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hites RA, Raff JD. Elements of Environmental Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Kiayias A, ed. Topics in Cryptology – CT-RSA 2011: The Cryptographers’ Track at the RSA Conference 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA, February 14-18, 2011. Proceedings. Vol 6558. Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Post MJ, Cornelussen RNM, Prinzen FW. Pampering and Priming the Heart. In: Deindl E, Kupatt C, eds. Therapeutic Neovascularization–Quo Vadis?. Springer Netherlands; 2007:85-108.

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
Hale T. Explore A Mystery Structure Found At A Stone Age Dump Through This 3D Model. IFLScience.


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. Public Transit: Funding for New Starts and Small Starts Projects, October 2004 through June 2012. 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
Quashie Z. Issues with Care Provided by Direct Care Workers: A Case Study. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University; 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
Kenigsberg B. Deep Into the Wild With Jane Goodall. New York Times. October 18, 2017:C8.

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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