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. Masood E. Maurice Strong (1929-2015). Nature. 2015;528:480.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Engel MS, Grimaldi DA. New light shed on the oldest insect. Nature. 2004;427:627–30.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kinoshita T, Wenger T, Weiss DS. Observation of a one-dimensional Tonks-Girardeau gas. Science. 2004;305:1125–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Hermans EJ, van Marle HJF, Ossewaarde L, Henckens MJAG, Qin S, van Kesteren MTR, et al. Stress-related noradrenergic activity prompts large-scale neural network reconfiguration. Science. 2011;334:1151–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Nellist JG. Understanding Telecommunications and Lightwave Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
1. Katsikis PD, Schoenberger SP, Pulendran B, editors. Crossroads Between Innate and Adaptive Immunity IV. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. de Alwis Weerasekera H, Griffith M, Alarcon EI. Biomedical Uses of Silver Nanoparticles: From Roman Wine Cups to Biomedical Devices. In: Alarcon EI, Griffith M, Udekwu KI, editors. Silver Nanoparticle Applications: In the Fabrication and Design of Medical and Biosensing Devices. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 93–125.

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 Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. Chernobyl Set To Become Gigantic Solar Power Park [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/chernobyl-gigantic-solar-power-park/

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. Better Management Needed in Civil Agencies Over Selection of In-House or Contract Performance of Support Activities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973 Jul. Report No.: B-158685.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Burchman EK. A dialogue on improvisation, space and melody: Larry Koonse’s approach to improvisation [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Greenhouse L. With O’Connor Retirement and a New Chief Justice Comes an Awareness of Change. New York Times. 2006 Jan 28;A10.

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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