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
Kibble T. Gerald Guralnik (1936-2014). Nature. 2014;510(7503):36.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fabian AC, Miller JM. Astronomy. Black holes reveal their innermost secrets. Science. 2002;297(5583):947-948.
A journal article with 3 authors
Solis RS, Haas J, Creamer W. Dating Caral, a preceramic site in the Supe Valley on the central coast of Peru. Science. 2001;292(5517):723-726.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Burresi M, Cortese L, Pattelli L, et al. Bright-white beetle scales optimise multiple scattering of light. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6075.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Soustelle M. Phase Transformations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
Escolano F. Information Theory in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. (Suau P, Bonev B, eds.). Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Hazewinkel M. Niceness theorems. In: Kotsireas IS, Zima EV, eds. Advances in Combinatorial Mathematics: Proceedings of the Waterloo Workshop in Computer Algebra 2008. Springer; 2010:79-125.

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
Andrews R. Pokémon GO’s Augmented Reality Has Made The World Are Far Weirder Place. IFLScience. Published July 11, 2016. 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 Research: Perspectives on FAA’s Efforts to Develop New Technology. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Clark KN. Institutions and Self-Governing Social Systems: Linking Reflexivity and Institutional Theories for Cybersecurity and Other Commons Governance Policies. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University; 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
Poems SVS, PROSE OF PAUL CELAN. Translated by John Felstiner. (Norton, $17.95.) This collection of work by one of the greatest European poets of the postwar period is translated by the author of the 1995 biography ’ ’Paul Celan: Poet, et al. New & Noteworthy Paperbacks. New York Times. December 23, 2001:716.

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

Other styles