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]
Vousden KH. Apoptosis. p53 and PUMA: a deadly duo. Science 2005;309:1685–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Liu J, Yang W. Water management. Water sustainability for China and beyond. Science 2012;337:649–50.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Van Horn RC, Watts HE, Holekamp KE. Do female hyaenas choose mates based on tenure? Nature 2008;454:E1; discussion E2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Hiramitsu M, Shimada Y, Kuroyanagi J, Inoue T, Katagiri T, Zang L, et al. Eriocitrin ameliorates diet-induced hepatic steatosis with activation of mitochondrial biogenesis. Sci Rep 2014;4:3708.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Lieberman NP. Process Engineering for a Small Planet. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Van Assche F, Anido L, Griffiths D, Lewin C, McNicol S, editors. Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Blömeke S, Suhl U, Kaiser G. Teacher Education Effectiveness: Quality and Equity of Future Primary Teachers’ Mathematics and Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge. In: Blömeke S, Hsieh F-J, Kaiser G, Schmidt WH, editors. International Perspectives on Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs and Opportunities to Learn: TEDS-M Results, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014, p. 91–114.

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 E. Your Dog Can Tell When You’re Lying. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/dogs-can-judge-trustworthiness/ (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. Bureau of Indian Affairs: Use of Highway Trust Fund Resources. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Borogovac A. Novel method for superior detection of functional changes in CBF using arterial spin labeling fMRI. Doctoral dissertation. Columbia University, 2010.

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]
Poniewozik J, Hale M, Genzlinger N, Lyons M. An Hour, or Less, That Stood Out. New York Times 2016:C1.

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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