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]
Stevens CF. An evolutionary scaling law for the primate visual system and its basis in cortical function. Nature 2001;411:193–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Guo Y, Wu S. Quantum correlation exists in any non-product state. Sci Rep 2014;4:7179.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Plotkin JB, Dushoff J, Fraser HB. Detecting selection using a single genome sequence of M. tuberculosis and P. falciparum. Nature 2004;428:942–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Wang W, Timonen JVI, Carlson A, Drotlef D-M, Zhang CT, Kolle S, et al. Multifunctional ferrofluid-infused surfaces with reconfigurable multiscale topography. Nature 2018;559:77–82.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Bonilla LL, Teitsworth SW. Nonlinear Wave Methods for Charge Transport. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Gherbawy Y, Voigt K, editors. Molecular Identification of Fungi. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Skouteris T. Engaging History in International Law. In: Beneyto JM, Kennedy D, editors. New Approaches to International Law: The European and the American Experiences, The Hague, The Netherlands: T. M. C. Asser Press; 2013, p. 99–121.

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]
Fang J. Turkey’s Oldest Stone Tool Pinpoints Human Migration to Europe. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/turkeys-oldest-stone-tool-pinpoints-human-migration-europe/ (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. Mass Transit: FTA’s New Starts Commitments for Fiscal Year 2003. 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]
Hutsell JD. School board members’ perception on their roles and responsibilities in developing policy that affects student achievement. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, 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]
Brantley B. A Father and a Family, Dissolving Into Darkness. 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 and Gynecology
AbbreviationEur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.
ISSN (print)0301-2115
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine

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