How to format your references using the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 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
[1]
Painter PR. Rivers, blood and transportation networks. Nature 2000;408:159; discussion 160.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Kincaid C, Griffiths RW. Laboratory models of the thermal evolution of the mantle during rollback subduction. Nature 2003;425:58–62.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Sadeghi O, Zakharov LN, Nyman M. Crystal growth. Aqueous formation and manipulation of the iron-oxo Keggin ion. Science 2015;347:1359–62.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Katra I, Arotsker L, Krasnov H, Zaritsky A, Kushmaro A, Ben-Dov E. Richness and diversity in dust stormborne biomes at the southeast mediterranean. Sci Rep 2014;4:5265.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ocic O. Oil Refineries in the 21st Century. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2004.
An edited book
[1]
Jónasson K, editor. Applied Parallel and Scientific Computing: 10th International Conference, PARA 2010, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. vol. 7133. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Laprie J-C, Kanoun K, Kaâniche M. Modelling Interdependencies Between the Electricity and Information Infrastructures. In: Saglietti F, Oster N, editors. Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security: 26th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2007, Nuremberg, Germany, September 18-21, 2007. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007, p. 54–67.

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 European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew D. Giant Sinkhole Swallows An Entire Bus And Spits It Back Out. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/giant-sinkhole-swallows-entire-bus-and-spits-it-back-out/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. School Meal Programs: Estimated Costs for Three Administrative Processes at Selected Locations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Yuan S. Aberrations of anamorphic optical systems. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 2008.

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]
Mackay IP. Dogwood at Valley Forge. New York Times 1935:BOOKS ART22.

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 titleEuropean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
AbbreviationEur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.
ISSN (print)0301-2115
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine

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