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
Sagata N. Molecular biology. Untangling checkpoints. Science. 2002;298(5600):1905-1907.
A journal article with 2 authors
Peerapen P, Thongboonkerd V. p38 MAPK mediates calcium oxalate crystal-induced tight junction disruption in distal renal tubular epithelial cells. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1041.
A journal article with 3 authors
Blomster JP, Neff H, Glascock MD. Olmec pottery production and export in ancient Mexico determined through elemental analysis. Science. 2005;307(5712):1068-1072.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Emoto K, Parrish JZ, Jan LY, Jan Y-N. The tumour suppressor Hippo acts with the NDR kinases in dendritic tiling and maintenance. Nature. 2006;443(7108):210-213.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Balmori D. Drawing and Reinventing Landscape. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
Chen W-Y, Seiner J, Suzuki T, Lackner M, eds. Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation. Springer US; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Liemohn MW, Ma Y, Frahm RA, et al. Mars Global MHD Predictions of Magnetic Connectivity between the Dayside ionosphere and the Magnetospheric Flanks. In: Russell CT, ed. The Mars Plasma Environment. Springer; 2007:63-76.

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
Davis J. The Loss Of Large Herbivores Can Alter Ecosystems For Thousands Of Years. IFLScience. Published October 26, 2015. 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. Government Civilian Aircraft: Use of Government Aircraft by the Attorney General and FBI Director. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Priddy JD-J. As Tufa to Sapphire: Gendering the Roles of Medieval Women in Combat. Published online 2014.

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
Wagner J. Beleaguered Bullpen Falters Again Even as Harvey Makes Progress. New York Times. May 18, 2017:B11.

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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