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. Hermann T. Non-coding RNA: Antibiotic tricks a switch. Nature. 2015;526:650–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Beninger RJ, Quinsey VL. Animal behaviour: chimpanzee choice and prosociality. Nature. 2006;440:E6; discussion E6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Milly PCD, Dunne KA, Vecchia AV. Global pattern of trends in streamflow and water availability in a changing climate. Nature. 2005;438:347–50.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Abanin DA, Morozov SV, Ponomarenko LA, Gorbachev RV, Mayorov AS, Katsnelson MI, et al. Giant nonlocality near the Dirac point in graphene. Science. 2011;332:328–30.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Johnson Jr. MD WH, Moller MD JH. Pediatric Cardiology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
1. Marburg S, Nolte B, editors. Computational Acoustics of Noise Propagation in Fluids - Finite and Boundary Element Methods. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hordijk W, Steel M, Kauffman S. The Origin of Life, Evolution, and Functional Organization. In: Pontarotti P, editor. Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 49–60.

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. O`Callaghan J. NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Captures The First Stunning Views Of Jupiter’s Poles. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.


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 Effect Ships. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973 Feb. Report No.: 093812.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Restrepo E. Eventalizing blackness in Colombia [Doctoral dissertation]. [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina; 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. Greenhouse L. Justices Overturn Ruling In Case on Buttons in Court. New York Times. 2006 Dec 12;A16.

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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