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]
Mitchinson A. Climate science: City heat. Nature 2014;511:163.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Vajda V, McLoughlin S. Fungal proliferation at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. Science 2004;303:1489.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Quattrociocchi W, Caldarelli G, Scala A. Opinion dynamics on interacting networks: media competition and social influence. Sci Rep 2014;4:4938.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Mancoff FB, Rizzo ND, Engel BN, Tehrani S. Phase-locking in double-point-contact spin-transfer devices. Nature 2005;437:393–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
McCrary SA. Mastering Corporate Finance Essentials. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Leung CB, Ruan J, editors. Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Chinese Literacy in China. vol. 2. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kumar A, Gupta A, Azooz MM, Sharma S, Ahmad P, Dames J. Genetic Approaches to Improve Salinity Tolerance in Plants. In: Ahmad P, Azooz MM, Prasad MNV, editors. Salt Stress in Plants: Signalling, Omics and Adaptations, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 63–78.

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. Ötzi the 5,300-Year-Old Iceman has 61 Tattoos. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/tzi-5300-year-old-iceman-has-61-tattoos/ (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. Intermodal Transportation: Challenges to and Potential Strategies for Developing Improved Intermodal Capabilities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
McConnell ME. A Dual Diagnosis of Hearing Loss and an Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Illustrative Case Study. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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]
Kishkovsky S. Russian Cancels Pardon Request In Chechen Case. New York Times 2004:A12.

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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