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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 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]
Bear G. Deep ice and DNA languages. Nature 2000;403:141.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ives AR, Carpenter SR. Stability and diversity of ecosystems. Science 2007;317:58–62.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
O’Connor DH, Huber D, Svoboda K. Reverse engineering the mouse brain. Nature 2009;461:923–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Willerslev E, Hansen AJ, Binladen J, Brand TB, Gilbert MTP, Shapiro B, et al. Diverse plant and animal genetic records from Holocene and Pleistocene sediments. Science 2003;300:791–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Reeve WD. DC Power System Design for Telecommunications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
[1]
Becvar DS, editor. Handbook of Family Resilience. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Limaye SS, Rengel M. Atmospheric Circulation and Dynamics. In: Bengtsson L, Bonnet R-M, Grinspoon D, Koumoutsaris S, Lebonnois S, Titov D, editors. Towards Understanding the Climate of Venus: Applications of Terrestrial Models to Our Sister Planet, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 55–70.

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 and Gynecology.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Galloping Crocodiles Ate Dinosaurs In North Africa. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/galloping-crocodiles-ate-dinosaurs-north-africa/ (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. Highway Contracting: Assessing Fraud and Abuse in FHwA’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Liu C. Regulatory functions of the actin cytoskeleton in B cell receptor signaling. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 2013.

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]
Duerden J. Mourning a King While Respectfully Cheering a Tie. New York Times 2016:B15.

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 and Gynecology
AbbreviationEur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.
ISSN (print)0301-2115
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine

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