How to format your references using the Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
1. Hodson R. Small organ, big reach. Nature. 2015;528:S118-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Lattimer JM, Prakash M. The physics of neutron stars. Science. 2004;304:536–42.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Schrater PR, Knill DC, Simoncelli EP. Perceiving visual expansion without optic flow. Nature. 2001;410:816–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Huang T, Böhlenius H, Eriksson S, Parcy F, Nilsson O. The mRNA of the Arabidopsis gene FT moves from leaf to shoot apex and induces flowering. Science. 2005;309:1694–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Raeburn D. Greek Tragedies as Plays for Performance. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Gilinsky A, editor. Crafting Sustainable Wine Businesses: Concepts and Cases. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Grigorian A, Frank PN, Benharash P. Chest Pain, Diaphoresis, and Nausea. In: de Virgilio C, Frank PN, Grigorian A, editors. Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review. New York, NY: Springer; 2015. p. 47–56.

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 Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Uncommon Virus Suspected in Severe Respiratory Illness in a Dozen States [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/uncommon-virus-suspected-severe-respiratory-illnesses-dozen-states/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Surface Transportation: Many Factors Affect Investment Decisions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004 Jun. Report No.: GAO-04-744.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Long KE. Voluntary exiles: Short-term Western expatriates in three Chinese cities [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2009.

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
1. Kenigsberg B. Film Series. New York Times. 2017 Jan 19;C28.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleCurrent Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Obstet. Gynecol. Rep.
ISSN (online)2161-3303
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